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Toolchest drawer addition

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Project by Tugboater78 posted 04-29-2016 04:14 AM 972 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mechanics toolchest needed better organization, but was lacking space. Nothing special, had plenty of scraps layin around, so i put them to use.

Ac plywood box, banded/trimmed in white oak. Drawers made from 1/2” and 3/8” ply, faced with what i believe is heartpine, salvaged flooring. Finished with BLO/MS/Poly mix. Pulls were salvaged from my old tool chest i took to scrapyard. Have 2 lifting handles to add to side from same old chest once i get a few bolts from hardware store.

Cabinet – 26” wide, 10” tall, 16” deep

Drawers- ID are 2 3/4” tall, 25” wide, 14 3/8” deep

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->





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playingwithmywood

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#1 posted 04-29-2016 05:15 AM

I need to do the same thing. what are your thoughts on doing away with all the metal boxes and just building a whole new one made of wood. I have been looking at new bigger metal ones at the borgs and the HF and they all left me wanting more

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#2 posted 04-29-2016 11:51 AM

Looks good Tug, nice job.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 04-29-2016 01:05 PM

Looks great, Tug!

I couldn’t do without my Grizzly set of mechanics drawers, but they are ugly as sin to me compared to wood…even plywood! LOL.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 04-29-2016 03:14 PM

Good idea. Came out nice.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 04-29-2016 05:35 PM



I need to do the same thing. what are your thoughts on doing away with all the metal boxes and just building a whole new one made of wood. I have been looking at new bigger metal ones at the borgs and the HF and they all left me wanting more

- playingwithmywood

Been wanting to do that for a long time, but havent had time or settled on how big i would like it or materials. Fiance got me the metal cabinet for christmas this past year, so figured id make as much use of it as i can, and feel out what i need in a future project.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#6 posted 04-29-2016 08:19 PM

Looks good Tug. Nice job

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#7 posted 04-30-2016 01:25 AM


I need to do the same thing. what are your thoughts on doing away with all the metal boxes and just building a whole new one made of wood. I have been looking at new bigger metal ones at the borgs and the HF and they all left me wanting more

- playingwithmywood

Does she have a sister….. every man needs a good lady like that

Been wanting to do that for a long time, but havent had time or settled on how big i would like it or materials. Fiance got me the metal cabinet for christmas this past year, so figured id make as much use of it as i can, and feel out what i need in a future project.

- Tugboater78


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