|Project by knockknock||posted 06-02-2014 01:51 AM||4605 views||21 times favorited||22 comments|
As I live in an apartment I wanted a tool chest that I could work out of, like a tool cart. I liked the large Dutch Tool Chest design, so I went with that idea as a start. I changed the top to a flip top and sort of built it in Shaker cabinet style. With the exception of my cordless drill and accessories, all the tools used to build my tool chest are stored in it.
The approximate box dimensions are 36”H x 30”W x 13”D, top section around 16”, bottom section around 20”, and the flip up around 13.5”. The finish is a tea and coffee tint followed by sanded in oil and wax, the raised panels have no tint and the first coat of oil was mixed with seedlac. The chest is constructed of 2’ x 4’ pre-glued pine panels, 1” x 12” pine, 1/2” and 1/4” x 6” poplar.
There are more pictures of my tool chest (while I was outfitting it) in my blog:
The chisel racks are free standing racks, so I just pick them up and move them from the upper shelf to the main bay (or the reverse). There are cleats on the lid to hold the chisel racks in place, when they are on the upper shelf. When the chisel racks are in the lower position, they are sandwiched between the inside shelf and the closed lid.
note: in the picture below, the cleats were not yet added to the lid