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A toolbox made from a Maple desk my Grandfather purchased on December 6th 1941. I remember he said he was lucky to have purchased the desk when he did because after Pearl Harbor (the next day) furniture was much more difficult to get.

In any case the toolbox retains the original desk finish. I lined it with 1/8 inch Maple and ¼ inch Aromatic Cedar and made two lift out drawers from Spanish Cedar and two of the original drawer pulls.

Because I never make plans or think things through I unknowingly made the box nearly the same size as one of the desk pedestals feet, once I discovered that fact I just attached the feet frame from the pedestal so it appears it was planned that way from the start.



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That's a great looking toolbox. Nice work.

Be careful with the cedar lining and metal tools. Cedar in contact with iron causes rust.