Looking for a TOOLBOX that could be confused for art

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by Kevin posted 819 days ago 668 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Kevin's profile


48 posts in 1663 days

819 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: toolbox toolbox plans looking for box plans question resource arts and crafts victorian shaker traditional

Im looking for plans for toolbox that I want to build for my daughter as she moves into her own place. Since it is small, I was thinking of a box that would be appropriate to display as a decoration on a shelf or mantle, but actually have all the hand tools a you woman on her own in her first place would need.

I was looking at Spiceboxes, jewelery boxes, etc., as things I could adapt, but no luck. Any ideas????

Please help. Thanks.

3 replies so far

View crank49's profile


3337 posts in 1569 days

#1 posted 818 days ago

Don’t know much about displaying it, but I know several lady handy person type people who like the functionality of a “Gate Mouth Bag”.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

View David Craig's profile

David Craig

2130 posts in 1707 days

#2 posted 818 days ago

If you are looking for inspiration for the piece, here is a beautiful one made by David (patron).

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

View jdmaher's profile


277 posts in 1178 days

#3 posted 818 days ago

Current issue of Woodsmith has a small toolbox (about 24” W x 12” D x 10.5” H). You could scale that down and choose nice wood(s).

I think it would turn out quite “handsome”.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase