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I always wanted a Gerstner Wooden Tool Chests but it was out my price range.
So last summer I decided to see if I could build one, it was a fair amount of work but here it is.
All made from cherry, trimmed with walnut and solid maple drawer interiors.
Not the caliber of a Gerstner Wooden Tool Chests but, maybe close.
Now it looks like I have to make another one, my wife confiscated it for a jewelry box.
LOL

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 482 days ago

That is one nice tool/jewelry box. A tool chest like you made is on my project list. I think nice tools should go in a nice box. You did a really nice job on that chest. I can see why your wife would confiscate it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 482 days ago

I agree on the jewelry box idea

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 482 days ago

Wow that’s one beautiful tool box, excellent work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MShort

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#4 posted 482 days ago

I know what you mean about the price of the gerstner chest…. That is why I am working on one like you did. Yours turned out great !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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jusfine

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#5 posted 482 days ago

Sweet! Nicely done. I really like cherry as well. The proportions look great!

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

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Surfside

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#6 posted 482 days ago

That is a lot of box. Sweet.

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-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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jeffswildwood

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#7 posted 481 days ago

Truly amazing work. I have always wanted to try this project but have not had the nerve. Love the wood tone and knobs on the drawers. Good job!

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 481 days ago

Very nicely done, really like the cherry with walnut trim.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 481 days ago

I’m betting “fair amount of work” is a gross understatement! It turned out beautifully and will get even more stunning as that cherry ages.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DonDA

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#10 posted 481 days ago

I’ve seen the recent Gerstner’s, and I would say yours wins hands down in a side by side review.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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Dave Dufour

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#11 posted 481 days ago

Thanks everyone for your kind and encouraging words.

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

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tbandikoot

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#12 posted 481 days ago

I can only dream about creating something as amazing as this. Thanks for sharing. With the inspiration from your project I am one step closer to building one myself…soon.

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Don Broussard

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#13 posted 481 days ago

@Dave—Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! Did you work from a plan, or did you just look at the Gerstner boxes and design it yourself? In either case, your design and execution is worthy of a Gerstner label, but put a “Dufour” on it, for sure!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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SCBOB

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#14 posted 481 days ago

I can see why your wife confiscated it. It’s beautiful…

-- SCBob in South Carolina

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emart

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#15 posted 481 days ago

I hope i can store my tools in something that nice one day. Mind you that means i’d actually clean up my shop and put them in their correct place once in a while

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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