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the thickness of the drawer runners. This way, with a little coating of wax, you can be sure the drawers will slide in and out smoothly.

With all the joinery complete, you can cut the '/)" hard board drawer bottoms to size and assemble each drawer.

Make the False Fronts. Like the drawers in the lower tool cart, the drawers in the tool chest have false fronts to hide the exposed runners. Plus, the false fronts act as a stop for the drawer as they contact each runner.

Although you can make the false fronts individually, I took some time to match the grain on all the drawer fronts by cutting them from a single board. You can read more about this in the Shop Tip box on the opposite page.

No matter how you make the false fronts, you'll need to allow for consistent gaps around the tool chest. Instead of the Vs" gap on the drawers in the tool cart, I tightened it up to [/i„".

Just like the cart, the false fronts are screwed in place from the inside of the drawer and then the pulls are screwed in place from the front. To make it easy to lift the tool chest off the cart and carry it around, I added a matching pull to each side of the tool chest to act as a handle, as illustrated in Figures 3 and 3a.

Protecting Your Stuff. Finally, to provide a finishing touch to both the tool cart and chest, 1 added a little "protection" to the inside and outside — tool mats. You can read more about the tool mats in the box at right.

After applying a finish and letting it dry, you can roll your tool cart around the shop, collect all your hand tools and supplies, and then get them organized — once and for all.

Finishing Touch —

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Tool Mats

Like most flat surfaces in my shop, the top of the tool cart and tool chest are sure to become resting spots for all kinds of things. To protect the top of the tool cart (and tool chest), I added some protective tool mats, like you see in the margin and photo below.

The mats are available at most home centers and hardware stores — in a number of different types and styles. Besides different textures, some of the tool mats are designed to be non-slip, which keeps tools and other items stored in the drawers from sliding around. I used non-slip mats in the drawers and the "beefier" diamond pattern for the tops of both the tool cart and tool chest.

The mats come rolled up or in a flat package like a set of placemats. With either type, you'll probably have to use a utility knife to cut them to size to suit your needs.

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Materials & Hardware

Tool Cart Case

R

Drawer Sides (2)

14 x 614 -17

A

Sides (2)

1814 x 35 - J/4 Ply.

S

False Front (1)

3/4 x 3 - 253/4

B

Edging

3/4 x VA -10 Lnr. Ft.

T

False Front (1)

3/4 x 4 - 253/4

C

Top/Bottom (2)

18 x 2614 - 3/4 Ply.

U

False Front (1)

3/, x 5 - 253/i

D

Rails (3)

V4 x 2/4 - 26

V

False Front (1)

y+ * 6 - 2514

E

Back (1)

26 x 2814 - 3/4 Ply.

w

False Front (1)

y4 x 7 - 253/4

F

Support Blocks (2)

3/4 x T/4 -1714

X

Optional Shelf (1)

13 x 257/g - 3/4 Ply.

G

Caster Blocks (2)

T4 x 314 -1714

Y

Optional Shelf Edging

y4 X y4 - 257/8

Tool Cart Drawers & Shelf

H Drawer Front/Back (2)

I Drawer Sides (2)

J Drawer 8tms. (5) 1614

K Drawer Front/Back (2)

L Drawer Sides (2)

M Drawer Front/Back (2)

N Drawer Sides (2)

O Drawer Front/Back (2)

P Drawer Sides (2)

Q Drawer Front/Back (2)

V2 x 23/4 - 24Vi 14 x 2Va -17 x 24'/j - V4 Hdbd. V2 x 3H - 241/;

14 x 33/4 -17 Vi x 4lA - 24!/> Vi x 43/4 -17 14 x 53/i - 2414 V2 x 53/4 -17 Vi x 6j/4 - 2414

Tool Chest Case

A Sides (2)

B Divider (1)

C Top/Bottom (2)

D Drawer Runners (8)

E Edging

F Upper Front Rail (1)

G Lower Front Rail (1)

H Center Stile (1)

I Upper Back Rail (1)

J Lower Back Rail (1)

B!4 x 6V4 - H Ply. 123/4 x 5% - K Ply. 121/4 x 24'/," 3/4 Ply. 14 x 1/4 -12 Va 14 x V4 - 4 Lnr. Ft. Va x 1 - 241/* 3/4 x M - 2414 3/4 x 3/4 - 47/s 3/4 x 1 - 241/, 14 x lH - 2414

Tool Cart Drawers & Shelf

H Drawer Front/Back (2)

I Drawer Sides (2)

J Drawer 8tms. (5) 1614

K Drawer Front/Back (2)

L Drawer Sides (2)

M Drawer Front/Back (2)

N Drawer Sides (2)

O Drawer Front/Back (2)

P Drawer Sides (2)

Q Drawer Front/Back (2)

V2 x 23/4 - 24Vi 14 x 2Va -17 x 24'/j - V4 Hdbd. V2 x 3H - 241/;

14 x 33/4 -17 Vi x 4lA - 24!/> Vi x 43/4 -17 14 x 53/i - 2414 V2 x 53/4 -17 Vi x 6j/4 - 2414

Tool Chest Case

A Sides (2)

B Divider (1)

C Top/Bottom (2)

D Drawer Runners (8)

E Edging

F Upper Front Rail (1)

G Lower Front Rail (1)

H Center Stile (1)

I Upper Back Rail (1)

J Lower Back Rail (1)

B!4 x 6V4 - H Ply. 123/4 x 5% - K Ply. 121/4 x 24'/," 3/4 Ply. 14 x 1/4 -12 Va 14 x V4 - 4 Lnr. Ft. Va x 1 - 241/* 3/4 x M - 2414 3/4 x 3/4 - 47/s 3/4 x 1 - 241/, 14 x lH - 2414

K Back (1} 63/4 x 2434 -1/4 Hdbd.

Tool Chest Drawers

L Drawer Fronts/Backs (8) 14 x 214 - IIVe M Drawer Sides (8) 14 x 214 -1214

N Drawer Bottoms (4) iT/s x 12 -'/4 Hdbd. O False Fronts (4) 3/4 x 2n/i2 - n5/6

• (24) #8 xT/4" Fh Woodscrews .(24) #8 Finish Washers

■ (4) 5" Locking Swivel Casters

• (16) #14 x 54" Ph Sheet Metal Screws

• (5 Pr.) 16" Full-Extension Metal Drawer Slides w/screws

• (38) #8 x 1" Fh Woodscrews

• (16) 4" Sash Pulls w/screws

• (4) T/4" Shelf Pins

• Tool Mats (Optional)

Extra-thick mate made from recycled tires protects tools and cart- from bumps and dings

Thin, non-slip, cushioned mats are cut to size and protect tools and keep them from moving around

Non-slip, pre-sized mats come as a set to fit metal tool cart drawers, but can be sized as required for other uses

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