Belgium is without doubt one of the best beer countries in the world. We have a long tradition of excellent beers and this liquid is holding the country together. North & south share one great passion: beer.
Our beers are stored in plastic boxes, like everywhere, and these are very strong (some guys made a chapel with it!). Rather than using them as bricks I chose to transform them into a toolbox.
It's a funny project (of course) that resulted in a heavy-duty, cool and spacious toolbox. I'm sure I'm going to make some jealous people on the work sites ;-)
Al you need:
- two beerboxes (one for the box, one for the cover)
- some good friends to give a helping hand
- some plywood
- a piece of aluminium sheet
- some scrap metal for the handle
- (polyurethane) glue
- chemical anchor
- a pair of hinges
- some bolts
Step 1: Prepare the box
This step is probably the best. Share the beer with your friends and remove the whole interior of the box. I can't show the pictures because my pc crashed recently and I lost them...
Any beerbox will do the job. I chose Westmalle Tripel, a strong blond beer and one of my favorites. This type of beerbox is relatively high and has the perfect dimensions for a toolbox-project.
Use saw, cutting pliers and knife to remove everything you don't need, and keep just the bottom of the box.
I decided to glue some plywood in the beerbox. This gives a perfect bottom and a perfect surface to attach the handle and the hinges. Use polyurethane glue.
In the hand-holes I glued plastified plywood as well, shaped with a jigsaw. In this zone the hole for the handle will be drilled.
Attach the frame-side of the hinges, and almost ready is your box.