Ya I get that about diamond plate. I’m also thinking of an all wood bed with an aluminum angle edging around it. I’m thinking of doing a torched wood grain look with a gray stain and clear poly. Gray stain would compliment the gray color the truck will be painted. Some nice exposed stainless hardware holding it all down. Then some form of head board I still haven’t even thought about yet hahaIf it were me, I would probably go with a combo of wood and s/s. Or maybe wood encased with stainless with 1-2” exposed lip / frame surrounding it. A good sized steel mesh frame would be my #2 choice...I’m just not a diamond plate guy I guess. There’s so much of it out there and that’s gonna be a unique truck.
Ya I get that. I’m trying to decide. I thjnk mesh is out due to weight