Making Use of Extra Wood

Household DIY Tips
on February 23, 2013
truck wood

How many extra 2x4s have you purchased just to support long molding strips or pipe during the ride home from the store? Jason Knisely of Yukon, Oklahoma, (via e-mail) cut a 12-ft. 2×4 to fit inside his truck bed and then reattached the remaining piece with a hinge. He added two barrel bolt latches to the sides opposite the hinge to keep the 2×4 support extended when in use. Jason leaves the folded 2×4 in his truck bed so it’s ready to take on a supporting role at any time