Tool Chest For Son

  • Advertise with us
Project by johnmcfarm posted 03-31-2009 08:44 PM 1945 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first woodworking project on about six years. I have gotten a little rusty, but it was a fun project to build this tool chest for my son.

I used Birch Plywood (1/2”) and some 1X2 pine. Joints are mitered or rabbited. Cherry stain was used, I brushed it on and wiped it off very quickly to give it a light shade appearance. I used a semi-gloss polyurethane finish. And, used brass hardware including piano hinge for top lid.

-- Johnmcfarm

15 comments so far

View souichiro's profile


369 posts in 2767 days

#1 posted 03-31-2009 08:58 PM

Wow, what a great box! You did a wonderful job with the stain, what a great affect. I’ll have to give that a try.

Are those brass eagles on the lid?

-- Dale, Oregon

View isetegija's profile


763 posts in 2936 days

#2 posted 03-31-2009 09:03 PM

Very well done.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

View spanky46's profile


995 posts in 2812 days

#3 posted 03-31-2009 09:58 PM

Very nice and welcome!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

View johnmcfarm's profile


7 posts in 2794 days

#4 posted 03-31-2009 10:29 PM

Thanks guys and yes, those are brass eagles on the lid… :)

-- Johnmcfarm

View  woodshaver (Tony)  's profile

woodshaver (Tony)

3938 posts in 2774 days

#5 posted 03-31-2009 11:05 PM

Very nice ! I like the cherry stain on birch. It has a nice warm look to it.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View Les Hastings's profile

Les Hastings

1300 posts in 3194 days

#6 posted 04-01-2009 12:50 AM

Well done, nice craftsmanship!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

View Loucarb's profile


2388 posts in 2866 days

#7 posted 04-01-2009 12:56 AM

Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 3195 days

#8 posted 04-01-2009 01:20 AM

Nice looking tool chest for your boy. I am sure he was pleased. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Rustic's profile


3220 posts in 3017 days

#9 posted 04-01-2009 02:33 AM

very nice could you post some pics of it opened up? If not that is ok. Very nicely done.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 3410 days

#10 posted 04-01-2009 04:50 AM

Very nice!

I have one of those on my list of things to make.

Where did you get the brass eagles?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View Bob A in NJ's profile

Bob A in NJ

1203 posts in 3420 days

#11 posted 04-02-2009 01:15 PM

Wow, very nice.

-- Bob A in NJ

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

5300 posts in 3134 days

#12 posted 05-02-2009 06:46 AM

Looks good. I have finally decided I am going to get rid of all the mechanics metal boxes I have and make myself something from wood that will hold all my hand tools and help keep the clutter down. Thanks for the photos of a great idea.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

View a1Jim's profile


115177 posts in 2998 days

#13 posted 05-18-2009 07:15 AM

Looks like a great gift well done

-- Custom furniture

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 3094 days

#14 posted 09-04-2012 01:54 PM

Nice tool chest!

View povertyridge's profile


44 posts in 1369 days

#15 posted 02-13-2013 01:55 AM

Nicely done! This is my next project!

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics