The various designs of toolboxes considered in the article are united by the simplicity of their execution. Choose the right project and, guided by our drawings and photographs, make yourself a convenient portable storage for the tools and equipment used in work.
Simple open box
The good thing about this box is that the tools are in their places and are in the field of view. You can’t put a lot of accessories into it, but there is a place for the main ones. An open box will come in handy in household use when you need to repair something outside the workshop: they reported to the box what was missing and went to work.
A wooden tool carrier is heavier than factory counterparts, so you shouldn’t plan for it to be too bulky. The box will not hit your knees if you make it narrow. The high handle also adds convenience – you don’t have to bend low to grab it.
Find the right pieces of plywood and pine trims. Mark and cut out the details of the box. Select the grooves in the workpieces with a hand router or make two cuts with a circular saw and clean the groove with a narrow chisel.
Box body details: 1 – wall (2 pcs.); 2 – sidewall (2 pcs.); 3 – bottom; 4 – groove along the thickness of the partition and a depth of 1 / 2–1 / 3 of the material thickness
Sand the surfaces and assemble a rectangular box from the blanks. Coat the ends with wood glue and fasten the parts with small nails.
Saw a central partition from 5 mm plywood, the width of which should be 1 mm less than the distance between the grooves in the walls of the box. Mark the location of the arm cutout, drill the saw entry hole and cut the plywood with a jigsaw.
Apply glue to the grooves and replace the partition.
Make two overlays for the handle out of a 20×45 mm block, rounding the corners of the workpieces with a plane. Prepare holders for hand tools from the rails: in one, cut out the recesses for the pliers and pliers with a jigsaw, and in the other drill holes for screwdrivers with a drill. Using glue and screws, fix the parts to the partition, placing them at different heights.
To prevent the surfaces from getting dirty for a long time, cover the box with varnish.
Toolbox in a stool
In this upside-down stool, you can carry the tool anywhere in the house or yard, and put it on its legs, reach the shelf or hammer in a nail where your height is almost not enough.
Using plywood or OSB 10-15 mm thick, cut out the cover (pos. 1), longitudinal drawers (pos. 2) and sidewalls (pos. 3) according to the dimensions indicated in the drawings.
Make a handle and four legs with bevels at the ends at an angle of 15 ° from bars with a section of 40×50 mm.
Assemble the stool by screwing the parts together.
Box assembly diagram: 1 – cover; 2 – king; 3 – handle; 4 – leg; 5 – sidewall
Round off the edges of the lid and elongated cutout in it, apply a finishing coat.
Young Master’s Box
If your child enjoys tinkering or repairing, make a small box with him for his favorite tools..
Take planed 16mm boards and cut out the parts according to the drawings. Prepare a round birch stick for the handle.
Drawer detail drawings: 1 – sidewall; 2 – bottom; 3 – handle; 4 – handle stand; 5 – holder
Draw lines on the sidewalls parallel to the edges of the lines corresponding to the positions of the handle posts, drill through holes between them for screws.
Remove the burrs with sandpaper and start assembling the box. Connect the bottom and sides with glue and screws, then install the handle post along the marking lines.
Now replace the second post, while simultaneously inserting the handle into the blind holes. Screw on the screwdriver holders.
Paint the box the color your child chooses.
Wooden box with lid
The required set of tools differs depending on the hobby or profession, respectively, and the interior of the box may be different. The next option for tool carrying is suitable for any equipment, it is solid and reliable..
Use light wood for the drawer: pine, linden or poplar. The optimal thickness of the planed boards is 12 mm, the thinner ones are more difficult to fasten, and the thick ones will increase the weight of the structure.
- A pen.
- Corners – 8 pieces.
- Latch – 2 pcs.
- Loop – 2 pcs.
Mark the lumber according to the drawings and cut the blanks.
Cut out blanks for the box
Table. Parts List
Make sure the cut is correct by folding a box from the blanks. Sand all parts one by one with 220 grit sandpaper and mark them. Assemble the bottom and lid of the box using clamps, corner clamps or mounting angles to secure the workpieces. Coat both mating surfaces with wood glue.
Drill the pilot holes under the screws and counterbore under the caps, and after fastening the parts, wipe off excess glue with a rag.
Fasten the blanks of the body of the transfer part. Replace the dividing walls by screwing them in from the sides and bottom.
Screw in the middle of the carrying handle.
Install support rails inside the drawer at a distance of 30 mm from the top.
Sand pencil marks and burrs around screws, blow off dust from the surface.
Cover the box with a layer of polyurethane varnish, after drying, remove the raised nap with “zero” and repeat the finish.
Align the hinges with the gap between the body and the drawer lid. Mark and make pilot holes for screws 10 mm deep, fasten the hinges.
Screw on the corner trims using small screws.
Place the handle and latches on the cover.
Fill the finished box with the tool.
If desired, place containers with dividers or cassettes for storing small items in the large compartment of the drawer.
If you decide to add partitions inside the box, make them removable so that you can change the free space for a new tool.