Dutch Tool Chest
dutch tool chest

After I finished my Anarchist’s Tool Chest, my son needed a tool chest, so I built this Dutch Tool Chest following the plans from Popular Woodworking #206.

I can’t emphasize how much easier this chest is to build than the Anarchist’s Tool Chest. Go the easy route and get your tools protected. Then you can start a huge project.

dutch tool chest lid stay open

My son didn’t like the lid of the tool chest smashing his fingers, so he designed this mechanism to hold the lid open. He tied a string to the front of the lid and then hung two pounds of weight from the string off the back. The weights keep the lid open.

open dutch tool chest tool rack

Forget the Anarchist’s Tool Chest. Go to the home center, get some pine 1x12s, and build this easier chest. It’s a great hand tool project.

Daddy,  Can We Play in the Workshop?

If hand tool woodworking is your passion, you may enjoy my children's book, Daddy, Can We Play in the Workshop?