The problem with most "tool boxes" is
all those damn drawers. Until things find
their homes, a process that can take a while,
you play "nope, not in that drawer" games.
And if you load it up with tools you'll
find it's too heavy to lift. If you put it
on wheels you'll be shoving it all around
Think wall hanging tool cabinet - with
storage in the doors too. Floor space is
always at a premium so use the wall space.
With doors that can hold tools you can
almost double the effective wall space.
If you make the cabinet and doors then fill
with modules for your tools you
a) use a lot of "scraps"
b) get to try lots of different types of
joints on the various modules
c) can easily rearrange things 'til you
find a set up that works for your
You'll be amazed how many tools you can
fit into a wall hanging tool cabinet.
AND you open the doors - they're all
right in plane sight - no "nope, not in
that drawer". The bonus is that being
able to see all the tools, in their
context, you'll be able to find the tool
you want - in the dark.
I've got a memory like a sieve and can
lose a lit flashlight in a dark room.
But - I can go right to every tool in
my right wall hanging tool cabinet.
This one's mine. Make yours to suit
(all one line so watch the line wrap)