Intro: The Cabinetmaker Toolchest
Hi everyone !
I recently finished to build my lovely toolchest. I was one of my frist project. I was inspired byt the David Barron's toolchest. I made it out of oak, poplar, and ebony.
Step 1: The Building Videos
If you don't want to read this article, I invite you to watch the building videos and to check my web site for more informations. Enjoy watching. Don't be afraid to share those videos around the world, to let a comment, or to put a thumbs up :). It'll help me.
Step 2: What You'll Need to Make Your Own
You'll need some wood, some patience, some tools, and the plan :)
- circular saw
- Some measuring tools
Step 3: Cutting Time
Firstly, I cut all pieces that I needed using circular saw and bandsaw, and I let it dry for few weeks.
Step 4: Making the Box
I made the box, buy gluing to pieces out of oak, I cut it to the right lenght and I cut the dovetails by hands. Before gluing I cut a groove inside for the bottom pannel.
Step 5: Making the Lid
I made the lid like it was a cabinet door. I joined everything with through mortises and tenons. The panel is not glued, it's just stuck inside a groove.
Step 6: Making the Racks
I made the racks in the same was that the box, using dovetails and grooves. Bottoms are 2 pieces out of poplar glued together. All separations inside the racks are made ouf of poplar.
Step 7: Finishing
I used varnish and wax to finish this project. I put 3 coats of varnish, and one coat of wax. I like the result.
Hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for watching.