I wrapped up the dutch tool chest yesterday. This came out OK. There are several things I could have done a better job on, but visually it looks decent with a coat of Salem Red milk paint and some oil/wax topcoat.
I used strap hinges from Lee Valley, and I wouldn’t recommend them for this project. The leaves are centered on the hinge barrels, which means you need a mortise in the lid and the case to use them. The countersinks for the screws are on the wrong side of the leaf on the back of the case. They work, but they aren’t ideal.
I’m actually not using this as a tool chest though. We needed a place to put all of our electronics gizmos at night when they are charging, and this fits the bill. Laptops, iPads, cell phones, video game controllers and all the rest fit nicely inside.