|Project by MichaelT77||posted 08-07-2013 09:34 PM||2678 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
I just built this tool chest for my grandson. He’s only 8 weeks old, though, so I’m planning on using it for the next 15 or 20 years before giving it to him. I put a little brass plate on the front of the lid with his name and birth date. And now I’ve got another grandson who’s 3 days old. I’m going to build one for him, too.
The tool chest was built from plans I found online (free). It’s called “Grandpa’s Tool Chest.”
I made the tool chest out of cedar. It’s about 2’ long, 1’ deep (front to back), and about 11” from bottom to top of lid. The plans did not call for the tray. That’s my addition. Stick-on cork on the floor of the tray compartments. I included a picture of the bottom of the tray. My first attempt at “bookmatching.” I’m happy with how that turned out. Some glue, of course, and a lot of those antique-looking cut nails. Finished with Arm-R-Seal.
-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA