I was inspired to build these toolchests for my two sons who are ready to embark on the world (Lord help them),each will be filled with usefull items every young man needs to get started living on there own.I guess I could have called these dower toolchests for men.The design is as if Chris Schwarz were collaborating with the shakers to create a toolbox. I hope my sons will get alot of use from these and maybe be inspired to follow the craft someday.The chests are 24” long x 10” deep x 8” high,they have two sliding trays in walnut and two small drawers below.The case is maple dovetailed at corners,raised panel lid with apron and an arched base molding wrapping the bottom. The finish is a cherry tone dye stain,penetrating spray stain ,washcoat,glaze and three topcoats waxed to a low sheen. I used a simple leather strap to hold up the top and antique brass hinges and handles.
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