|Project by BigDaddyOf5||posted 02-06-2015 11:31 PM||1167 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
About a month ago I began working on a tool chest based on the ones described in “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” and “The Practical Woodworker” (mostly the later). As I began working on the saw till and chisel racks for the inside, I came to the realization that there was no way I could afford to lose that much floor space in my small shop. As it was I had to move my bench and some other appliances just to make space to work on the monstrous box. As I sat there depressed and disgusted with myself for not thinking of this ahead of time, I looked for ways to salvage my work. So what started out as a toy box for myself, soon became a toy box for my daughters. There’s probably not too many toy boxes out there with sliding trays. I decided to do this any way considering I already had the oak set aside to do this for the original plan. The chest is built of Eastern White Pine, grown, harvested, milled and sold in our great state of Maine. The inside is line with aromatic cedar (sorry, no clue where they got that from). The runners for the tray are of red oak, the tray sides of pine with bottom built of Luaun plywood. The chest is painted with Old Village Tea Caddy Green paint. I was concerned about what the girls would think of the color. That was done prior to the whole toy box conversion. Thankfully, they all like it and turns out they have a healthy appreciation for “traditional old antiques”, as they put it.
I think the plan now is for a wall hung tool cabinet. I think with a little rearrangement in the shop I can open up enough space to make something work.