Rolling Tool Chest

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Project by Bricofleur posted 05-24-2014 09:21 PM 4162 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the tool chest I built so I would be able to bring along all the tools I need when working outside the shop – around the house or at my daughters’ house and apartment when requested.

I got inspired when I saw those new store bought tool totes on wheels, but was knocked down by the price tag. Since I had everything in the shop, mine didn’t cost me a dime !

I mounted the chest on an hand truck using French cleats so I would be able to hang the chest on a wall when in the shop to use it as a typical wall tool chest and freely use the hand truck as needed.

Any drawer can be left in the shop to leave room for larger tools and they all fit in any slotted location.

More photos and all construction details can be found from this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 05-24-2014 10:20 PM

A very fine build Serge

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 10:29 PM

Your great woodworking ability is only surpassed by your exceptional imagination my friend.
This tool chest would be welcomed in any shop, and the rolling feature is icing on the cake !
Magnifique mon ami ! !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 05-25-2014 05:55 AM

Can not think of more to say Woodwrecker said it all.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 08:47 AM

Great idea. Like the french cleat incorporation.

-- Matt at:

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 11:35 AM

Very nicely done and it looks very handy too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-25-2014 03:16 PM

Sege as aways another great job and blog…. Free is better than the price tag your right… Very clean and should serve you well for yrs to come.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 05:34 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Serge! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#8 posted 05-26-2014 01:28 PM

I believe the “Daily Top 3” badge is discriminating here ! :)

Adios !


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#9 posted 05-26-2014 02:47 PM

This will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 06-10-2014 07:47 AM

I simply love the drawers, such a simple idea.
That will be great on the move.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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