Tool chest with surprise storage
Synopsis: This wall-mounted tool chest has space for every conceivable hand tool. Four layers of storage, to be exact: in the deep main doors, on a pair of shallow inner doors, on the back board of the cabinet, and in a shallow, removable tray that sits behind the inner doors and in front of the back board. To keep access quick and straightforward, the tray slides side-to-side in dovetailed tracks.
Fifteen years ago I built a wall-hung tool chest much like this one. But in the meantime my collection of hand tools had outgrown that chest, and I decided to build a larger one.
My original chest had storage in three layers: in the deep main doors, on a pair of shallow inner doors, and on the back board of the cabinet. But for this version, I increased its capacity with a fourth layer of storage, a shallow tray that…