Published on December 16, 2017
slide 1: BEST HOME IMPROVEMENTS BEST TOOL BOX CHEST 12/17/2017 SWEET HOME SPOT MD RIMON slide 2: Sweethomespot.com Page 2 What’s better than using products that youve made yourself It gives you satisfaction and pleasure. Though there are plenty of things you can make yourself with just the scraps lying around you here I’ll be talking only about building your own customized tool chest. You might be thinking that building a tool chest would be boring and difficult. Let me assure you making a DIY rolling tool chest is neither of those. To get started here’s what you’ll need. Materials: • Wood • Power Tool: Drill Machine • Drill bit • Foam • Sand Paper • Wheels with wheel brakes • crews or nails Procedure: Design: It’s your tool chest. That’s why the design should be yours. Determine how much of Plywood or wood you’ll need. Also make sure your design fits the place you want to place it. Make a quick sketch on paper. Write down the height length and width of the tool chest beside the sketch. Drawers and Cabinets: Once you make out the shape and size think about how much drawers you need. It totally depends on the number of tools you own. Now about the depth if you have bigger power tools then you need big deep compartments. Make sure that they are designed in the lower part of the chest because heavy tools are dangerous to move to a higher place. slide 3: Sweethomespot.com Page 3 Materials: Pick a durable but lightweight piece of wood or plywood for the construction. Determine the plywood’s width. Try to keep the width between 2-4 inches. It’s the standard measurement for tool chest’s construction. Cut the woods: Look at your sketch that you have drawn as a design for your chest. Follow the numbers and cut wood for the two sides and back. Don’t cut wood from the front side as it will be full of drawers. You can do the front in two ways. You can either – i Take a plain board and cut rectangular shape from the wood according to the height and length of your drawer or ii You can leave the front open and fill it completely with drawers only. The best way to cut the woods is with a table saw. If you have a saw machine that’s even better. With a table clamp you can make sure that the cutting is straight. Add a straight line with a pencil for safety. Sand the Woods: Once you have cut the woods according to your chest’s size the wood pieces need smoothness. Otherwise your chest won’t have a perfect shape. You can buy sand paper from any regular hardware shop. Construction: Buildings are built on pillars. If you have seen how buildings are made you can follow a similar structure. For thatyou need to cut woods for pillars and then add the side wall of timber. It is comparatively stronger construction. But if you don’t want to spend your time cutting pillar you can just make the structure like a box. For that you just need to place two side-walls on the back wall’s both sides. While attaching the side make sure the side walls are perpendicular to the base. You can use strong glue to attach them but I recommend you use nails and screw as they are much stronger than glue. Build the Drawers: If you decide to give your chest a box construction you need to fill the front completely with drawers. That’s why they should be wide and large. But if you want to place a front wall and then attach drawers your drawers will be smaller. Attach the drawer pieces similarly with nails and screws rather than glue. Make sure the side walls are connected with a proper 90-degree angle. You can use a 90-degree clamp to ensure the right angle. Install drawer slide: There can’t be any type of error in attaching them to the box. To be honest it is the hardest and irritating part. That’s why you should be very careful installing them. Even a tiny error can ruin the whole drawer’s smoothness. If you have screws use them to attach the slides. But before using screw you need to make a hole slide 4: Sweethomespot.com Page 4 for it with a drill machine. If you don’t have a drill machine or screws a simple nail will work just fine. Attach Caster Wheels: Wheels are the crucial parts of your tool chest. It makes them portable. But you can’t use any wheels you want. You need to choose one that can hold your tools weight. Another thing you should worry about is the wheel brake. Always try to buy Caster wheels which have wheel breaks on it. This break can save you from accidental damage to your tool as well as the chest. Finishing: Once you have finished you will realize that it isn’t the most beautiful tool chest in the world. But you can definitely improvise your looks and durability. For increasing its lifetime you can paint layer or tar to protect your chest from insects. There are lots of insecticide formula based paints available in the market. You can buy them and paint it. While painting always give priority to the color and texture you like. Finish the edges with sand paper if needed. Now you have your own tool chest made with nothing but some wood paint and few nails. You should be feeling proud of your creation. You can show it off to your friends and family. They’ll certainly appreciate it. Toolboxes are evident for your garage and workshop. You never know what you’ll need. So having all kinds of tools in your tool chest is the wisest option. But it is sometimes difficult as there are tons of tools out there. Therefore you have no choice but to keep only the most used or standard tools in your box. Here lies the problem. Everyone has different causes for his toolbox. Electrician Plumbers roofer and other professional have a different need of their own. Even if you are none of them but just someone who likes to fix his things by his own things will still differ in the toolbox from man to man. To make it even worse different types of tools need different kinds of boxes. That’s why it is must that you know what toolbox is suitable for your need. To open carry tool box easily anywhere cantilever tool box is the perfect solution read the Latest Cantilever Tool Box Review. slide 5: Sweethomespot.com Page 5 In this article we provided the most commonly known six toolbox types. These boxes have different characteristics materials and efficiency of their own. Necessary information has been given with each type. The boxes are as follows: 1. Big Stationary toolboxes The best thing about this tool chest is you can easily move it one place to another. It also facilitates the buyer to clean under the toolbox. These large stationary tool chests are best for workshop or garages. They have different compartments and drawers for different types of tools. The lowest drawer is for storing heavy tools like hammer drill machine etc. The best part about having many drawers is that you can label them so you don’t have to remember which tools are in which compartment. These tool boxes are usually made of stainless steel. So no worries about being rusty. But be careful while moving them from one place to another. The wheels are inserted so that they can be moved not for rolling over the whole garage. slide 6: Sweethomespot.com Page 6 2. Upright Roll-Around Toolbox Roll-around toolboxes have various designs and shapes. But the standard upright roll- around toolboxes have a larger compartment or drawer for storing bigger heavier tools. Upper drawers are used to store screwdrivers wrenches and other handy tools. Their structure is similar to the previous toolbox model. They have wheels like other stationary toolboxes. So one can easily move it while working. Upright toolboxes are often used in factories and automobile workshops. In the large enterprises the workplace is quite big. That’s why moving with larger stationary toolboxes is uneasy. So employees take out necessary tools from the larger box and move along with the comparatively small toolbox for mobility. slide 7: Sweethomespot.com Page 7 3. Combination of workbench and rolling toolboxes The specialty of this box is that it has a portable workbench over the box. The structure is similar to the rolling toolboxes. The workbench is usually made of wood or composite material. But sometimes they have the same material as the body.If you work in your workshop garage or shop for a long time the portable workbench might be helpful. You can work on the bench while standing. Some of them have height adjustment system.so you can adjust the height for your comfort. 4. Truck-Mounted Toolboxes slide 8: Sweethomespot.com Page 8 Sometimes you might need your tools outside your home. But for that reason only carrying a big heavy tool chest will be foolish. In that case you can use Mounted toolboxes. When you are on the go you can set up a mounted toolboxes in your pickup or truck. These boxes are made of usual steel or plastic. But using steel is safer as they are more durable than plastic. Truck mounted toolboxes can be found at a hardware store. You just need to insert them in the truck bed with bolts. Before installing them in your vehicle don’t forget to take the measurements of the bed on your truck. Then you can purchase the same size box in the shop and install it. 5. Portable Rolling Toolboxes Lightweight and flexible. These portable toolboxes are best for traveling or moving around your home and garage. They are not much durable compared to other tool kits above because they are made of hard plastic composite material or Canvas materials. But they are extremely lightweight so they can be easily moved around. Plumbers Carpenters other tradesmen find it very useful on their job site. Even if they have to work in remote locations they can take out all their tools with them. These slide 9: Sweethomespot.com Page 9 chests have multiple drawers too. That’s why users can arrange their tools separately and label the drawers to move around with the toolbox. 6. Hand-Carry Toolboxes Hand- Carry tool boxes will fit in your closet or under the workbench in your garage. It is the most common toolbox in the market. Not only the professionals but everyone has one of these in their home. Simple bicycle car repairing instruments will comfortably fit in them. Hand-carry tool box comes handy in outdoors too. Think that you are out for camping suddenly you need some tools to cut bonfire sticks. Carrying those usual heavy tool boxes would have been difficult. But this portable toolkit is perfect for this kind of situation. They are made of pure plastic but they are durable also. These boxes have compartments to separate different types of tools in the box. After you determine where you want to use your toolbox you can choose the one which benefits you the most. If you are a professional and usually work in your factory purchase upright roll-around or Combination of the workbench and rolling toolboxes. Otherwise you can buy stationary toolboxes. But if you are looking for a portable toolbox pick one between rolling and hand-carry toolboxes.