Drop-Side Tool Tote

The unique design of this versatile tool carryall gives you easy access to everything inside.

Many portable tool boxes take a top-down approach to storing tools. This works fine for storing just a few things. The problem is that the items on the bottom can be hard to find, easily damaged, or forgotten. The tote you see here uses a different method. Instead of access from the top, the sides fold down. This gives you access to all of the contents without having to move tools out of the way. And to keep the tools organized and prevent damage, they’re held securely on simple racks and custom holders. Best of all, you can build this tote in an easy weekend from common materials.



What You Get:

  • 13 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 50 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Plans for a dovetail key jig to cut the joinery
  • Materials list and cutting diagram
  • Retail sources for hardware and supplies

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