|Project by Sawdust4Blood||posted 03-12-2012 04:35 AM||1646 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
Like many of the woodworkers I know, my collection of tools long ago outgrew my capacity to put them away in any semblance of order. At the same time, unlike most my high school shop class did not include making a tool box. This seemed like a great opportunity to resolve both problems at the same time.
This rolling chest is 5 feet wide and 4 feet tall. There are 16 drawers on roller glides with each drawer being 29 inches wide and 21 inches deep. I would have preferred a solution that would combine storage and work surfaces but we rent the house we’re in so building permanent wall cabinets with work bench tops wasn’t an option. Since I work in a garage that has to also be a garage when I’m not making sawdust, the ability to roll the entire chest to the area I am working in works well for me.
The carcass is 3/4 inch maple plywood with a maple face frame. The drawers are 1/2 baltic birch ply boxes with a poplar drawer face. Because of all the weightthat will be inside, the carcass is both rabbited/glued and screwed and I added some additional vertical ribs under the cross shelves to increase rigidity.
-- Greg, Severn MD