Tool Chest For Son

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Project by johnmcfarm posted 03-31-2009 08:44 PM 2107 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

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#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

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

Very well done.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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

Very nice and welcome!

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

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

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

-- Johnmcfarm

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#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.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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

Well done, nice craftsmanship!

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

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

Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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#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

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#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

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#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

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

Wow, very nice.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#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

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

Looks like a great gift well done

-- wood crafting & classes

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

Nice tool chest!

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

Nicely done! This is my next project!

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

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