Toolchest from scrap wood.

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Project by Tomy Hovington posted 02-20-2019 12:06 AM 962 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a toolchest from reclaimed wood! The wood was a mix of red and white oak from dunnage and skids that I’ve gathered over the years. I’ve also made a video footage of the build that yo can see following this link

-- Tomy Hovington

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#1 posted 02-20-2019 05:18 AM

Outstanding design. The amount wood you consider as scrap is a normal ammount for use in my garage.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-20-2019 10:08 AM

Great use of re-purposed wood. Video was high quality reinforcement.

Thanks for posting

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 02-20-2019 01:04 PM

Who would have thought? Thanks for broadening my horizons. The book-mathed drawer fronts are great!

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#4 posted 02-20-2019 02:58 PM

wow thats some pretty sweet looking dunnage.beautiful cabinet.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 02-20-2019 03:24 PM

i do wish i could find scrap wood like that nice job on repurpose also love the colors GREAT JOB :<)) gratz dt3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 02-20-2019 03:36 PM

Great looking box. But to be fair you are a excellent and talented craftsman so u could take a rotted tree stump and turn it into a treasure.
Are those strap buttons as drawer handles?

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#7 posted 02-20-2019 03:39 PM

NICE!!! Good reuse of all material.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 02-20-2019 07:12 PM

Looking good, I whish I had that kind of scrap laying around.
You did an outstanding job on this tool chest!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 02-20-2019 09:16 PM

Nice toolchest and great film work as well. Thank you for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#10 posted 02-20-2019 09:44 PM

You did a great job matching grain and the finish was spectacular – nothing I would have thought of doing. Very nice work!!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#11 posted 02-20-2019 11:35 PM

Thanks everyone for all the feedback! Always nice to see that people genuinely like your work!

I must say I got lucky with the white oak figure on the drawers! I had no idea it was there before I even started the build. But it does make a nice focal point on the chest..

For the questions;
Yes, the drawer pulls are guitar strap buttons, I put a link to them in the YT video description.

Thanks for your feedback everyone :)

-- Tomy Hovington

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#12 posted 02-21-2019 08:13 PM

Wish I had this tool chest then I could keep all my hand tools in the living room!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 02-28-2019 12:03 PM

Great idea

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#14 posted 03-01-2019 03:56 AM

The colors are striking. almost a perfect mix of modern and rustic. Looks really good.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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