Dutch Tool Chest

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Project by bondogaposis posted 05-17-2016 12:44 AM 1589 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Dutch tool chest to sit on top of the saw bench that was my last project. It is made from home center #2 pine. It was an easy build. I pretty much followed the plans in the October 2013 issue of Pop WW, except I thought there was some wasted space in the lower compartment so I added two shallow drawers. I’m glad I did, it adds some great storage for small items. Painted with milk paint. I added a pair of dog bone handles, because they work great and I get to use up some scrap. Would have loved to get the wrought iron hardware from Black Bear Forge, but at over $200 it just wasn’t in the cards for me. I found some used chest hinges on ebay for a reasonable price. The sides are dovetailed to the bottom and the back is ship lapped. The top has breadboard ends. So far I really like working out of it. It is at a very convenient height and when I need something I just have to turn around and grab it. Thanks for looking.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 05-17-2016 12:59 AM

Nice tool chest Ron, also a fine collection of hand tools. Hope all swell with new shop and woodworking, thanks for posting and sharing!

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 03:26 AM

I agree you made a real nice tool box. I think those 2 drawers were a stroke of genius. Sure looks like a great addition to your new shop.

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#3 posted 05-18-2016 07:21 AM

Looks great!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#4 posted 05-18-2016 08:38 PM

That tool chest is very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 08-01-2016 01:17 PM

Very nicely done Bondo.
That chest is a great addition to your shop and will help you make more wonderful projects.
Thank you for sharing your talent.

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