A back-to-the-basics toolbox: a wooden box equipped with a carrying bar.
Sturdy and practical, so you can keep everything you need for everyday home repairs on hand.
This toolbox can also double as a paint box, upholstering box... for any hobby or craft.
Draw a 24 x 16 cm (9½ x 6 1/3 in) rectangle onto a thick piece of wood (15 mm thick), as in the pattern below.
Draw a 10 cm (4 in) tall triangle above the rectangle. Make a rounded top. Use a jigsaw to cut out the shape.
Trace the outline onto another piece of wood and cut that out as well.
Drill two long holes for the approximately 100 mm long screws that will be used to attach the handle to the end panels of the toolbox.
Saw off five boards (recycled pallet wood or spare floorboards, for example) 41 cm (1 ft 4 in) long.
Nail 3 boards perpendicularly to the end boards to form the bottom of the toolbox. Nail the last two boards to make the sides.
Paint the toolbox with environmentally friendly acrylic paint in a bright color: anise green, mandarin orange, tomato red.
Once the paint has dried, screw on the handle. In this example, a piece of a 3 cm (1 in) diameter curtain rod was used.
If the wood is hard, drill a hole with a small wood bit first to ease screwing.
For soft wood, it is still best to first drill a small hole to give the screws a straight start.
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