Japanese style toolbox


I receive 4 pallets from the street and decided to get some lumber for my new indoor work shop.
My soninlaw plays in a band and carries a bunch of small stuff. So a Japanese tool box it ended up being.
Very simple construction. Butt joints reinforced with bamboo skewers as dowels since the wood is only 9 mm. thick, and glue. The leather straps are bolted in place. I also molded the leather straps somewhat to make for a better handfit.
The box lid slides in from either side and is held in place by friction.

Box size is 20.5 " long 6.5" wide and 5" tall.


Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Simple is the way to fly sometimes.

Cool box. I could see showing up on stage with that. Everyone wondering what kind of magic emanates from it.

There’s nothing like a homemade toolbox. I ran into a contractor working for a unit owner in a condo I worked at. He had a homemade tool box. Really nice. He showed it to me and I immediately turned to tell the owner, “This guy is serious about attention to detail. You picked a great contractor.” Both of them were very happy about that, but it’s totally true so why not spell it out for the owner?

Losing fingers since 1969

Great use of pallets and no doubt, a happy son-in-law!


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Bamboo skewers?!

What a wonderful storage space. Nicely done

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