|Project by pstauffer82||posted 09-16-2014 04:32 PM||1377 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is based on the Chris Schwarz DVD “Build a Tool Chest in 2 Days.” It took me 4, which is not too bad all things considering. The materials are mostly plywood, except the frame for the top, which is oak, and the top an bottom skirts, which are poplar. I’m still adding things as I go, like a chisel rack, hooks for squares, backsaw tills, etc. The sliding trays are 1/8” plywood, which was a huge mistake, one I’ll have to fix at some point, they need to be 1/4”. They do work well, but I know they won’t last long. The paint scheme is based on the Nelson Chequer, which I thought was fitting since I was writing an essay comparing the military effectiveness of British and American frigates in the War of 1812. Hardware is from Home Depot, but I stripped the zinc coating with a citric acid solution. I haven’t added coasters yet, but probably will at some point.