Dutch Tool Chest


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Dutch Tool Chest Progress

Dutch Tool Chest – laying out the tool rack

The Dutch Tool Chest – Tool tested and kitten approved

Tool Rack – Dutch Tool Chest

Top moulding detail
Top moulding detail

Finishing out the interior of the Dutch Tool Chest

Dutch gettin’ ready for painting.

Topless Dutch Tool Chest with Finish

Soooo close ..

Glamour Shots of the Dutch Tool Chest

Dutch Tool Chest Tool Rack Improvements

Information I used to build the Chest below.



wide boards (1 of 1)

Saw till idea

Other ideas:

  1. Tool chest will sit under the bench and be able to roll in and out like a big drawer.
  2. First on the list is to draw up in Sketch-Up.
  3. Maximum height will be 28 1/2 inches with the “wheels on”.
  4. This Dutch chest – fully loaded – tips the scales at 98 pounds and why work with a blacksmith.

Wilbur’s Tool Chest

I Like Chests (Though You Might Have a Nice Rack)

Tool Chests: Dutch vs. English

A Quick Tour of the Dutch Tool Chest

Let’s Go Dutch (Tool Chest) – Hinges


Going Dutch

Dutch Tool Chest

9 thoughts on “Dutch Tool Chest”

  1. Nicely done! I like that you chose the traditional blue rather than Shwartz’s affection for black. This chest in general and especially your choice of nails over screws reminds me strongly of the old chest my great granddad left me and the joinery he used. Beautiful work. You should be proud.

  2. Marilyn;
    This is amazing. Did you make any alterations to Chris Schwarz’s? Would you recommend any? You have such a wonderful sensibility

  3. The chest looks great! I’m getting ready to build mine, using dimensional lumber. Did you use a tongue and groove to breadboard your top or did you use mortise and tenon joinery?

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