Tool chest

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Project by Jeffups posted 09-01-2014 11:35 PM 4314 views 23 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got the chest done to put on top of my cart that I made last year. When I got the cart done I realized that I didn’t have enough room, so I got started on a top chest. It has full extension drawer slides rated at 100 lbs. so I think that should be enough. Still have to make the matching pulls, but that will come when time allows. Hope you find this post of interest. Thanks for looking, and as always comments are welcome.

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 11:52 PM

Beeeyouteeeful !!!!

Better not say anything else or my envy will show

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 11:53 PM

Gorgeous work! I really need to finish up my machinist’s chest.

-- Jason R.

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 12:55 AM

I really like it. Nothing like having quality storage space for keeping your tools sorted.

So what type of wood did you use? It kinda looks like oak but I am not sure.

Thanks for sharing some pictures with us.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 07:49 AM

Beautiful piece of work. Did you design it yourself?

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 08:44 AM

Really nice, I keep some ideas for my future chest

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 09:48 AM

Well designed and executed.. Thats how to come up with a home for a shop full of woodworking tools!

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 11:18 AM

Looks graet.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#8 posted 09-02-2014 02:22 PM

Great design. I love the lid on top. Excellent!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#9 posted 09-02-2014 04:33 PM

Very nice! I was thinking I was going to buy a mechanics chest for my shop for storage and this just made me think, “why would I do that, when I could make something like this?” Very nice work!

-- "Dear Lord, when I die, please let my wife have enough sense to sell my tools for their true value and not for what I told her I paid."

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#10 posted 09-02-2014 11:18 PM

Timbertailor, the drawer fronts are clear pine, top is oak and the sides are oak plywood.

BennyG, I was wanting a mechanics chest also, but dedeided this was more woodworker tool friendly.

Thanks for all the nice thoughts

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#11 posted 09-03-2014 02:12 AM

Crisp and clean…looks sweet! What did you use for the drawer bottoms for strength?

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#12 posted 09-03-2014 08:58 AM

Great looking tool chest…. Enjoy!

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

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#13 posted 09-04-2014 02:24 AM

drnic, I used 1/4” cabinet grade pine plywood, it seems to do the best for me, even with dresser drawers.

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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