I’ve been toying with the idea of building a tool chest for a few years, every since I read Christopher Schwarz’ “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest”. I thought of building one just exactly as he prescribed, then later thought about a wall mounted option (which I build for the pure efficiency of it) and lately I’ve been toying with building a Dutch chest. The original impetus was to store my tools, but the wall-mounted chest I build has been working really well for me. The idea of building a dutch tool chest is just for fun, and possibly to give as a gift for a friend.
I joked about making a “Greene & Greene Dutch Chest” once, and the idea kinda stuck. I thought I’d draw it up and see how it might play out. I’d intended to incorporate more details into it, and I might play with it some more, but for now this is enough.
Will I build it? Maybe, but it’s not high on my list. I’d want to play with the design more to work out the kinks.
(these are high-res renderings – you can click on them for a larger version)