Woodsmith High-Tech Tool Chest Plans

This heavy-duty tool chest has lots of handy storage and great organization with an easy-to-build lightweight design.



It seems like every tool chest we’ve ever had was too heavy to move around once it was loaded up with tools. Well, that’s not the case any more. With just a little “high-tech” aluminum riveted to some 1?4″ plywood, I was able to build a lightweight chest that was portable and heavy-duty. Then, to keep everything organized, I added removable dividers, a sliding tray, and a pull-out bin. There’s even a small rack inside to provide quickaccess to often-used tools. And you can arrange these accessories any way you want to suit your needs.

  • 10 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 30 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Shop-tested tips and techniques for working with aluminum
  • Cutting diagrams, materials lists, and retail sources for project supplies