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Wooden Toolbox – a new design

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

My new toolbox I made over the last few months.
I was inspired to make this toolbox/ briefcase type thing after viewing Henry O. Studley‘s 1900’s tool box. I fell in love with it and wanted to make my own interpretation of his classic.
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Made of all solid hardwood construction with hand cut/ chiseled dove tailed joinery. Materials used include maple, sycamore, walnut, sheet copper – thicker gauged.

When starting this project I believed the case and drawers would have been the lion’s share of the build.
I was wrong.
After constructing the case and drawers I found myself at a loss with what to do with the 2 large open areas and how to fill every single square inch of all the dead space. Sounds simple, keep in mind I wanted a look and a flow to how everything would be housed in the cabinet. All the while when fully closed and latched I wanted to be able to roll this thing down the stairs and nothing would move out of place.The trickiest parts of the projects are often unseen before you start.
I’m glad I started.
Enjoy!

Individual photos:

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

wooden toolbox | tonyfrentrop.com

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3 Responses to “Wooden Toolbox – a new design”


  1. 1 paul6000000
    April 21, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Just stumbled across this. Astounding! The scale is surprising too, in that it gives the impression of being bigger in the photos. At first, I thought you had a set of giant chisels.

  2. 2 MF Wallwin
    January 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    This is so creative and most functional for those of us to organize our most used tools in woodworking. Thank you for sharing. I would like to have one of these to have within an arm’s reach the tools needed in one neatly organized order. Thank you.

  3. 3 Scrumble
    March 13, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Love it. I’m looking at making something similar. I’m fed up with the off the shelf tool boxes, which are basically just buckets with lids, and want a box that keeps everything organised rather just thrown in together


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