Grandpa's Tool Chest
It's hard to beat an original. This is a true-to-detail reproduction of a classic tool chest design.
Although the design follows a fairly standard pattern, the compact size of this chest gives it a leg up. You get all the traditional features — solid-wood construction, a sliding inner till, and showy details — without the extra bulk. And despite the chest's stylish appearance, you'll find the construction is very down to earth. The secret is to combine a few simple design tricks, some very basic joinery, and a dose of careful craftsmanship.
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- Preview designer drawings +$8.00
What You Get:
- Unlimited access to this Video Plan — a full episode of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show!
- 9 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 50 full-color photos and illustrations
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
- Shop-tested guarantee from the editors of Woodsmith magazine
- Cutting diagram and materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.