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Project by BHawk posted 1838 days ago 2386 views 15 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom Tool Boxes for storage

I added a couple more pics. I have to admit I have caught a fair amount of grief over this since I have not done my wife’s kitchen yet and these are far better than what she has.
After I built the first two I found I needed a little more room (too much time at Lowes) so I built a couple smaller ones. Then labeled everything and I do mean everything.
The sides & backs are made from oak doors that were discontinued at a cabinet shop. I got 2 pickup truckloads for $75. Backs are just flat panel and aren’t the same size.
I started by building large boxes with ¾” MDF then wrapping it with Oak. I did that for weight so when it is full of tools and I open the drawers it wouldn’t tip over. They are extremely heavy. The drawers are made with ½” cabinet grade plywood, even the bottoms, again for strength.

-- Why do you have to die with the most tools to win? I want to live with the most tools!

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#1 posted 1838 days ago

OUTSTANDING tool boxes!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View Bradford's profile


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#2 posted 1838 days ago

Oh Why not? Go big or go away. That is an impressive job. Thanks for that, what a way to complete the shop.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Joseph Cataldie

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#3 posted 1838 days ago

Wow! Can we get more pics? Materials?

-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA,

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#4 posted 1838 days ago

They look great..I always wanted to make a few of those for all my handtoold I have..what did you make yours out of.. And how did you finish them?

-- Randall Child

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#5 posted 1838 days ago

Really nice work, shop projects are always a great way for me to practice on new techniques, nice panels.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#6 posted 1838 days ago

The top two draws can be used for the baby items/ changing table….LOL. A beautiful set of tool chest, nice work…Blkcherry

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#7 posted 1838 days ago

Those are too beautiful for tools and what are they doing standing in front of OSB? Next project should be an update to the walls? Then, you’ll have the shop just about ready for doing the HER kitchen.

But then you hide the sides by lining them up at the wall shoulder to shoulder… shouldn’t they be individual islands? LOL… with a little jealousy perhaps.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#8 posted 1837 days ago

Wow, that is awesome. Great work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#9 posted 1837 days ago

Hi Bhawk

they are stunning tool cabinets you should be very proud and you know you will have to make the wife happy soon my friend or she will be using your tool cabinets instead LOL…..........


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#10 posted 1837 days ago

Now that’s just way too organized. You keep a shop like that and all sorts of riff-raff will by stopping by to ask you to do a project for them.

Follow my lead, leave the sawdust everywhere it falls, coat the floor with a liberal amount of nails and tacks, wedge tools at odd angles so only someone exactly your size can get through, and lastly always leave every tool you own out and accessible. Anyone brave enough to make it into the shop will see that you’re FAR too busy to take on any more projects. Oh yeah, also helps to leave a few half finished projects lying around.

Good job on the boxes though.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#11 posted 1837 days ago

Fantastic tool boxes. I can see why the wife is unhappy. You better hurry before she lays claim to the shop. ......................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 1837 days ago

Awesome boxes.

-- John @

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#13 posted 1837 days ago

Almost too pretty to use! Very impressive work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 1837 days ago

outstanding tool boxes, great design and well built.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1837 days ago

Great tool chests!

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