I moved to a new home earlier this year and decided to build a new chest to hold my hand tools. A new workshop deserves a handsome toolchest!
I used Black Walnut for the carcase with mahogany for the drawers. The drawer fronts were veneered with figured Anigre to give them some subtle “wow” factor and the knobs were turned from Rosewood.
I am currently working on fitting the drawers to hold my hand tools, a difficult task as I always seem to pick the odd new tool. And I want to build a mobile base unit to go under the chest with room for my larger hand planes, etc.
A tool chest is a great project to build for your ‘shop. It keeps your tools safe, free from rust and most important-in one place! No more searching on shelves for that elusive chisel ;)
I have put step-by-step pictures on my website Here