17 Jul. 2010|
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Gerstner now offers two BIY (build it yourself) wood tool chest kits – one with 5 drawers (35A), and another with 7 drawers (35B).
There’s also a locking raised panel front lid that helps keep drawers contained during transport.
Even though the kit looks to require more user-supplied elbow grease than I would have thought, the result is a USA-made Gerstner tool chest at a fraction of the normal price. If you plan on moving the tool chest around, you’ll probably want to add a handle to the top or sides.
The top holds all of my solvents, oils and patches and the partitions in the smaller drawers work well for the different caliber brushes. The front of each drawer has a small detail, which today, as then, is made with a scratch tool. The drawers are staggered in size from the top to the bottom and when finished lined with green felt. There is a locking front door to the chest that stores under the bottom drawer when not in use.
When you complete this project, you will own an exact reproduction of a tool chest that set the standard for excellence for many craftsmen at the turn of the century.