Tool Chest with Drawers
Build a custom chest to store your hand tools in style.
Synopsis: This traveling tool box is designed to hold your essential hand tools, keeping them close at hand on a benchtop or countertop and tucking away easily when not in use. The design combines a deep till for planes and saws with a pair of drawers below. The sides and bottom are attached with through-dovetails, and the fixed shelf is attached with through-tenons. The rest of the joinery is mostly routed grooves and rabbeted panels. Dimensions: 12-5/8 in. deep by 23-1/4 in. wide by 13 in. tall.
I teach woodworking on a regular basis, and I invariably would stuff hand tools into a canvas tote to take along with me. While convenient, the tote didn’t offer much protection in transit or easy access once I was at school. So I finally got around to making a traveling tool box that not only holds my tools more Tool Chest with Drawers Store…
Get the Plan
CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.