Tool cabinet

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Project by chrisb89 posted 08-18-2017 09:34 PM 2179 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this toolbox to replace my red craftsman toolbox. This one is 23’ deep, 33’ tall, and 49.5’’ wide. The kick is 5” tall It has 16 drawers. 13 are 1.5’ deep, one is 4’’ deep, one is 5’’ deep and one is 7’’ deep. It has cherry drawer fronts and walnut pulls. The top is a birch solid core door trimmed in walnut. It was all made from leftovers except the drawer fronts. The slides are scrap oak and ash that have a 1/4 dado in the middle for the bottom of the drawer to slide in. I use wax on the dado and the drawer bottom to make it slide well. I use a cheap wax ring for a toilet for the wax. They are about $2 at Lowes and it is enough to last for years. I add more pictures to show the slides and the drawers.

-- ChrisB

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#1 posted 08-18-2017 11:32 PM

That is a great tool chest! I like the variety of drawer heights for good storage!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-19-2017 01:18 AM

I need to see more pics please. The more pics the better!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 08-19-2017 01:38 AM

Wow…very nice!

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#4 posted 08-19-2017 02:03 AM

Awesome toolbox!! Buy a SNAP ON emblem and put in front. LOL

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#5 posted 08-19-2017 03:04 PM

Well done, gtreat looking

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#6 posted 08-19-2017 03:58 PM

Beautiful work

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#7 posted 08-19-2017 05:04 PM

Very nice work Chris :) I love the choice of wood on this.

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#8 posted 08-19-2017 05:27 PM

What are you using for drawer slides? And super nice for a workshop, your sig other may confiscate it to the house.

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#9 posted 08-19-2017 06:40 PM

Super piece of work – also curious as what slides you used.

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#10 posted 08-19-2017 07:21 PM

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#11 posted 08-19-2017 08:11 PM

Beautiful… Love that it is made from leftover wood as well! Congrats on top 3!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#12 posted 08-19-2017 11:45 PM

I added more pics and info for the ones curious about the drawers. Basically, the slides are hardwood scrap (oak, ash) with a 1/4 dado for the bottom of the drawer to slide in. The drawer bottoms are 3” longer than the drawer so I don’t pull them out all the way.

Thanks for the + comments!!

-- ChrisB

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