|Project by Chris Davis||posted 11-03-2008 02:45 PM||5179 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
I built three identical tool boxes to replace the cheap store bought versions that I had for a couple of years. I had some cheap Craftsmen toolboxes that cost around $100 each. At that price, I should have known they wouldn’t last. After most of the drawers wouldn’t open any more, I decided just to build me some. I designed them the height of my table saw and rounded all four of the top edges so they could be used as a out-feed or support table. I made different size drawers but tried to keep them as small as possible. If they are too big I have a tendency to overload them. The top drawers I cut a groove and divided the drawer into four sections for small items.
The materials used was MDF on the top and drawers. I used a maple plywood on the sides to keep the weight down. I used MDF because of it’s cost, but I kind of like the look after it is lacquered.
I stole the wheels off the old boxes and just for fun took the Craftsman name off a couple and put them on the drawer.
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