Drawer storage under utility shelves

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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 11-21-2014 02:16 AM 1257 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last project of the summer/fall was to renovate our utility building where we store the lawn equipment and supplies. In finishing I decided I wanted a 3 drawer toolbox to have a few choice tools and supplies close at hand rather than walk all the way back to the shop for a screwdriver. Nobody makes a box that fit between the uprights of the metal shelving I was given a few years ago. Being curious I did make a call to one name brand tool manufacturer and the cost for this size cabinet was $3000. A bit rich for my blood so I decided to make my own. Nothing fancy, basic cabinet and drawer making 101. My finish is safety red oil base paint I came across for our favorite price of free. Total cost was $15 for drawer slides and a can of black spray paint for the drawer pulls. As an added touch I glued a emblem I had tucked away in my toolbox at work. Enjoy and be inspired.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 04:40 AM

Very, very nicely done, Sir and extremely useful.

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#2 posted 11-21-2014 12:48 PM

Dude! As a former Snap-on Tool dealer, plus I spent some years as a warehouse manager for Snap-on Tools Corporation…. I say EXCELLENT JOB. At first glance I thought it WAS the real deal!

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#3 posted 11-21-2014 01:34 PM

That is really cool, and Im sure much needed and def will serve you well for the years to come. Absolutely love it. Happy late 239th Birthday. Great job and Semper Fi

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 11-22-2014 01:52 AM

Thanks guys. A co-worker and the dealer that comes each week actually though it was real as well until taking a closer look. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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