12 Rules for Tool Chests

Don’t reinvent the wheel when storing your tools. A proper chest is still the best.

By Christopher Schwarz
Pages: 26-31

From the December 2011 issue #194
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When I tell people that I’ve worked out of a traditional tool chest for 15 years, they look at me as if I’m someone who has not yet discovered the joys of indoor plumbing.
They say, “Haven’t you tried a wall cabinet? Or built storage below your workbench? Why not a series of open shelves next to your bench?”

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From the December 2011 issue #194
Buy this issue now