Slant front tool cart.

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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 03-20-2013 03:53 AM 3083 views 18 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I’ve been wanting to build for some time and I finally just knuckled down and built it. The plans are from I wanted to change up the look somewhat from the plain look that the plans depicted.

The case is made from maple plywood and poplar edge trim. The drawer boxes are made from pre finished maple 1/2” plywood and mounted with 16” blum full extension drawer slides.

The drawer fronts are made from poplar with walnut trim strips and a 45 deg. bevel around the perimeter of each drawer front.

I added a removable shelf to the top also made from maple plywood and poplar trim and I carried over the walnut trim & beveled the top & bottom of the front trim.

The case is stained with 3 coats of Minwax Gunstock stain until I got it dark it enough and then applied 4 coats of Minwax wipe on poly. The drawer fronts and shelf I left natural and finished with clear poly so they stood out from the case.

Thanks for looking!

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#1 posted 03-20-2013 04:04 AM

Impressive project, looks great! The drawers are a nice contrast and have a interesting detail with the stripes. Looks more like a piece of nice furniture than a tool cart. You need a small sign saying “Put your coffee or greasy hands on this cart and you will die!” Slowly. (Laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 03-20-2013 08:38 AM

Nice looking project. I like the color contrast. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 03-20-2013 09:26 AM

Great work, I have had this on my list to do since seeing it on the show. I just watched again cpl nights ago as I have it saved on My DVR along with 30 or so other woodsmith shows. I know, I’m addicted.

I really like the changes you have incorparated into your chest. The contrasting colors make it more interesting and the drawer fronts are a nice touch as well. A closer pic of the shelf would be cool as well

Nice work and enjoy should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 03-20-2013 10:58 AM

Very nice project. Can I ask what do envision using the slanted double top shelf for?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 03-20-2013 11:47 AM

Good job Coastie!
Much nicer than my Craftsman toolbox.


-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#6 posted 03-20-2013 11:54 AM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 03-20-2013 12:43 PM

Very nice! I really like the design changes that you made!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#8 posted 03-20-2013 01:03 PM

A wonderful tool box. You must be very proud of it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 03-20-2013 01:18 PM

Thanks folks for viewing and commenting on my project.

Ken, I’ll post a close-up of the shelf later today.

Pat, not sure what you mean by slanted. The shelf isn’t slanted. I can use it for small parts. The space underneath will be a place to put my cell phone, DC & air filter remotes, Satellite radio & TV remotes and keep some dust off of them. The cabinet will be used mostly for my table saw blades, inserts wrenches..etc & measuring and layout tools.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#10 posted 03-20-2013 01:34 PM

That is SWEEEET!

I’ve been thinking about something similar for a while now. Maybe this will give me the needed inspiration.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 03-20-2013 01:59 PM

Thanks Charlie! This was a fun and very useful project.

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#12 posted 03-20-2013 02:16 PM

Well done. I’m in the process of building this same project. I like the contrasting color look, I was planning on doing something similar when I get around to finishing it.

-- Byer-- "Comparison is the thief of joy" -- T.R. Roosevelt

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#13 posted 03-20-2013 02:34 PM

Nice one! That should serve you well for years.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 03-20-2013 02:42 PM

Nicely done! Think this is the Woodsmith one, right? Always wanted to build one of these, but haven’t.

-- Jim, Michigan

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#15 posted 03-20-2013 02:54 PM

I just meant the shelves in the slanted area. Does it have a cover to keep the dust and so forth out of that area? Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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