How can I build a retractable truck bed cover?

truck with covered bed

A retractable truck bed cover is a type of hard truck bed cover, and it is possible to install your own to give your truck an extra level of security and for ease of access to the cargo stored in the truck bed. It is not possible to build your own, due to the retracting mechanism; however, you can buy a retractable truck bed cover and install it yourself. If you plan on doing this in order to save money, then buying a second-hand cover is a viable option, assuming it is in good condition. When installing the truck bed cover, it is important to make sure it is secured tightly.