Tool Cart

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Project by Jeffups posted 06-13-2013 02:22 AM 2221 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tool cart (chest) because I got tired of the tools hanging on the wall getting full of saw dust. But I couldn’t justify the money for a mechanic style one. So I decided that I could make one a whole lot cheaper, and it would be customized to the way I wanted it. The sides are oak plywood. The face frame is solid oak. The drawers and doors are clear pine. And the top is cabinet grade pine plywood. Almost all of materials except drawer guides were left over pieces from other projects. It measures 36” wide 20” deep and about 36” tall with the casters on it. I will probably make a top box for it when I get some more quality left over pieces. Thanks for taking a look.

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 02:27 AM

Nice job. I’ve thinking about doing something like this too.

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 03:06 AM

I like the pull out writing top. It’s great when you can build something from left over stock. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 04:58 AM

I love it!

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 06-13-2013 08:34 AM

Very nice!

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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#5 posted 06-13-2013 09:30 AM

Well done, should serve you well.

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

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#6 posted 06-13-2013 10:10 AM

Amazing what can be done with leftover wood. Really nice job. It takes a lot of thought to design something around the wood you have and make it come out looking like that, but I can see from your previous project that your not new to this game.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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#7 posted 06-13-2013 01:33 PM

Nice job and very functional.

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

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#8 posted 06-13-2013 03:33 PM

Wow! This looks so nice that I would be afraid to use it “for tools”. Much too nice for that! ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 06-13-2013 05:57 PM

Very nice tool cart Jeff… I am with HorizontalMike, it looks too good to use in a workshop…:)
Great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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