Hello everyone! My name is Donna and I’m a junkaholic. My passion is creative decorating with unique elements, namely ‘junk’. So if you like pallet board builds and rusty trinkets, you and I have lots in common. So… have you ever wished you could build something from scratch out of wood? Today I’m going to share how I made a couple of toolboxes myself out of one board each. Both have very funky handles making them one of a kind. I LOVE toolboxes for their versatility and these were really easy to pull off.
1 2 3 – I measured out how long I wanted my toolbox and cut the first piece. I then used that piece as a guide for the other two. These pieces would become the front, back and bottom. 4 – I dry fit it to get a visual. LOVED the wood patina and nail holes.
Once I decided how tall I desired the sides to rise, I cut a board twice that long so I could make both sides at once. 5 – The board was clamped to two sawhorses for stability while cutting with a jigsaw. I drew one side, then cut it. (with a dull blade… use a sharp one!) 6 – I used the cut piece to transfer the design to the other side. 7 – The old board got a good sanding. 8 – The middle of the board was measured out.
9 – The board was cut in the middle, creating the two sides. 10 – Everything got another good sanding, especially the edges and ends, but care was given to not overdo it as I wanted to maintain the squareness of the edges. 11 – I dry fit to ensure it was working. It was! So hmmm… what’s that old tyme drill for anyway? You shall soon see. 12 – I used a spade bit in the cordless drill to drill the holes in the sides for the handle.
13 – After one hole was drilled, I used it as a template for the next hole position. 14 and 15 – I didn’t drill right through this time. Yet. 16 – I re clamped the board back onto the saw horse and jigsawed two small cuts leading up to the intended hole.
17 and 18 – I then finished drilling the hole. You see, I needed a slot for… 19 – the drill handle of course! The blade end of the (VERY DULL) drill slips into one hole, and the handle slips into the slot of the other. 20 – I predrilled and nailed all of the pieces together….
Cut, screw together, find a cool handle, drill a hole for it and you’re done! (full meal deal tutorial is HERE)
Thanks, Donna! I love, love, love those tool boxes! Now, I gotta get Mr. SCC all better and stuff so he can build me some