LumberJocks

Tool Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by nralien posted 08-25-2012 02:06 AM 2524 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new tool chest to put on the bottom shelf of the workbench. I’m getting sick of hunting through a cardboard box to find what I need. Birch plywood case with maple edging and a mix of woods for the drawers and pulls. I think it would have been better with a single type of wood for the drawers with the grain properly matched. Oh well, I keep telling myself it’s just a tool box.

-- nralien, Wausau, WI





12 comments so far

View jusfine's profile

jusfine

2280 posts in 1673 days


#1 posted 08-25-2012 02:08 AM

Never enough storage for little things!

I am sure you will be glad you made it.

All the Best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

View MonteCristo's profile

MonteCristo

2098 posts in 936 days


#2 posted 08-25-2012 02:18 AM

I agree that it probably would have been better with a single type of wood for the drawers, but it’s still way nicer than most tool boxes out there !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4163 posts in 1604 days


#3 posted 08-25-2012 07:38 AM

Nice

Now that is way better

I like the colour coding

When you are stuck up a ladder you

can tell whoever is around which drawer the tool is in

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

3459 posts in 1156 days


#4 posted 08-25-2012 12:36 PM

I like it just like it is…..different!

Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View Ampeater's profile

Ampeater

396 posts in 2495 days


#5 posted 08-25-2012 01:55 PM

I really like it and I need to make a couple of them for the bottom shelf of my workbench.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

View dustyal's profile

dustyal

1217 posts in 2223 days


#6 posted 08-25-2012 04:04 PM

well done… good idea for the different wood drawer fronts… shows how they would look with a finish or even different finishes… a practical sample board serving a useful purpose… I am sure that is what you had in mind.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

View nralien's profile

nralien

34 posts in 1883 days


#7 posted 08-25-2012 04:37 PM

Ahh, sure, that’s it.

-- nralien, Wausau, WI

View BenI's profile

BenI

331 posts in 926 days


#8 posted 08-25-2012 05:14 PM

Looks great, nice job

-- Ben from IL

View OnlyJustME's profile

OnlyJustME

1562 posts in 1124 days


#9 posted 08-25-2012 06:52 PM

that bottom drawer does seem to be an odd one out. I think it just lacks a little balance. Maybe you could change the top center drawer front to the same wood as the bottom to give it some balance.
Still a nice looking box the way it is and i’m needing to make one myself and will be in the near future.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

View Kookaburra's profile

Kookaburra

748 posts in 972 days


#10 posted 08-25-2012 07:01 PM

I like it this way – a lot. The heavier (darker) drawer front is on the bottom, you have some dark handles at the top. I think it looks good and balanced. This will help you grab the right drawer when you need something. it is for the shop – and every shop needs a bit of whimsey!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

View Ken Fitzpatrick's profile

Ken Fitzpatrick

373 posts in 2771 days


#11 posted 08-26-2012 10:42 PM

It’s nice the way it is. The bottom drawer definitely anchors. Construction looks great. Be proud you used up your scraps. Didn’t look to see where you are from but you qualify as a New England Yankee. We use everything we have and don’t throw out anything useable. Good work. Thanks for sharing.

Ken

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

View Gshepherd's profile

Gshepherd

1686 posts in 949 days


#12 posted 08-28-2012 09:54 PM

Nice, with each drawwr really different you can remember where some of the small stuff is maybe… Good Job and having the guts to experiment a bit…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase