LumberJocks

Toolchest drawer addition

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tugboater78 posted 04-29-2016 04:14 AM 691 views 0 times 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 >==>=->





7 comments so far

View playingwithmywood's profile

playingwithmywood

247 posts in 1064 days


#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

View theoldfart's profile

theoldfart

8126 posts in 1918 days


#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 )

View terryR's profile

terryR

6321 posts in 1775 days


#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...

View johnstoneb's profile (online now)

johnstoneb

2147 posts in 1640 days


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

Good idea. Came out nice.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

View Tugboater78's profile

Tugboater78

2450 posts in 1659 days


#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 >==>=->

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

7487 posts in 1474 days


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

Looks good Tug. Nice job

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View playingwithmywood's profile

playingwithmywood

247 posts in 1064 days


#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


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

HomeRefurbers.com