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How to Make a Toolbox

If you've got tools, you need places to keep them -- and ways to carry them. Use these step-by-step instructions to build a toolbox.

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building a wooden toolbox
  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Build the Box

Glue the sides of the box to the front and back of the box, and screw to secure. Screw the bottom of the box into place.

Step 2: Add Small Strips

Secure two 1"-wide strips of wood along the inside length of the box for the tray to slide on.

secure strips for tray slide

Step 3: Attach a Handle

Use a large dowel as a handle, or choose something more durable, such as a piece of stock with holes cut out.

use large dowel as handle

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