How to make a tool box with your own hands

Even in the urban economy to maintain the apartment and all equipment in working condition you have to keep a lot of tools. Everyone can do a tool box with his own hands, since the simplest models do not even require basic knowledge.

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Materials and tools

For the manufacture of a tool box with their own hands most often choose plywood or wood, while the finished models are mostly made of plastic. The tree is more durable and environmentally friendly in any respect, such boxes are much stronger. Plywood is the most popular material for decorating and manufacturing of such items. This is due to the fact that plywood is an environmentally friendly material, which is important, because the tool box is always nearby. The strength of plywood is also not in doubt, since furniture is made from it, which tolerates more significant loads than the weight of tools. And working with plywood is very easy and pleasant. To make a plywood tool box, you will need:

  • plywood;
  • round rail;
  • jigsaw;
  • screwdriver or drill;
  • roulette;
  • gon;
  • pencil;
  • sandpaper;
  • PVA glue;
  • varnish;
  • wood screws;
  • nails.

The most convenient way to cut is with a circular saw, since the cut is clean and strictly perpendicular, but if it is not there, you can do with an electric jigsaw or an ordinary saw.

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Dimensions and preparation for work

Drawings of parts of the cabinet for tools

Drawings of parts of the cabinet for tools.

To make a tool box will be much easier if you pre-think its size and appearance. The simplest box consists, as a rule, of 6 parts. This is its bottom-base, 2 side walls, 2 front walls and a handle. On plywood, the cutting lines are measured and drawn using a square. To make a box for storing tools you need exactly the size that suits the owners. It will depend on the available tools, their size and quantity. For a large range you can make a cover and several compartments.

When developing a sketch, you need to determine exactly what tool and where it will be, so that they all have enough space and that everything is at hand. Often, plywood and previously used boards are used to make such storage facilities. If this is so, then it is necessary to thoroughly clean the materials from previously used varnish or paint, sand them and treat with an antiseptic, having previously checked for durability.

Then, according to the developed sketch, the marking for cutting is applied on the boards or plywood. Workpieces are cut exactly along the contour, and the sawn parts must be carefully sanded and polished if there is a sander, so as not to injure your hands with sharp cuts, chips or chips during work. Each corner should be made as round as possible. Cutting with a minimum amount of chips helps mounting tape glued to the place of cutting or pre-coat with white glue. An open box has a round wooden handle on top, the fastening of which can be done with nails or screws, and sometimes a hole in the walls is drilled under it. Its length depends on the type of attachment.

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Assembly tool box

Before assembly, all parts fold together, checking the side joining and once again eliminating any irregularities that may occur. The assembly is made around the perimeter of the parts, drilling holes in them for fastening to each other. When assembling, all parts are additionally coated with PVA glue, which forms a good and durable compound, if you give it time to dry and press the parts together for this time. Excess glue must be wiped before drying, as a large amount of glue dries longer, spoils the tree with excess moisture, but does not affect the strength of the connection for the better.

Long joints of the base with long side walls for greater strength strengthened with long nails, carefully flushing their caps flush with the surface. The handle is made and takes its place last. A round rail of sufficient diameter (not less than 3 cm) is put on glue and additionally fixed with screws or nails, having previously cut off to the desired length. Additional accessories are also fixed at this stage; if available, hanging handles, hinges for installation of complementary elements.

The finished box is coated in several layers with lacquer, making sure to dry each layer.

Layers of varnish for high-quality coating should be at least 3, as part of the varnish is absorbed into the tree, not lingering on the surface.

This coating reduces possible damage and significantly increases the service life of wooden objects.

If desired, the surface can be decorated additionally, causing it to paint or with the help of burning. If this stage of work will be performed qualitatively and with skill, the value of such a box will increase several times. In the future, you can repeat your experience, making this time a more complex model.

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