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Constructed of plywood and scraps, storage in lid, trays in middle with pull-out (more storage below). Full extension drawer on bottom. Top once doubled as bench for planing etc.
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That tool chest is very close to projects i am building. But don`t you have a thick top to put wood screws into?
Awesome hand tool/power tool combo chest
It is what it is, and for what it is it's perfect.
I made one just like it 45 years ago and I still use it at home. It is a working tool box, not a piece of furniture. It was built for hard use and served me well. Since then, I have made about 6 or 7 more from all different types and thicknesses of veneered plywood, some plain and some fancy but I always went back to my simple 3/4 fir box. I worked as a union carpenter/cabinet-maker for 40 years.That old box has more memories than tools, it is a little heavy though.
Forget veneering it, it would be siding your old house with vinyl.
Nothing dirty about plywood! I see Jeff that you also used particle board in some of the drawer sides. Neat, spacious, well-planned and very practical.
Now all you have to do is to put some cherry or maple veneer over it and tow it into the dinig room to make it a "colonial" tool chest!!!
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