This DIY Wood Toolbox is meant for your home decor and when you find out what I made the handle out of you’ll understand. I’m sharing this fun project as part of the monthly Power Tool Challenge that I’m a part of. This month we’re sharing projects using power tools and something unconventional.
DIY Wood Toolbox
I’ve been eyeing wood toolboxes on Pinterest over the past month and really wanted to have one to use during the upcoming holiday season. So I sketched up a design using scrap wood we had on-hand plus a PVC pipe for the metal handle.
Here’s the supply list for this project (affiliate links are provided for your convenience)
DIY Wood Toolbox Supply List:
- 18″ PVC pipe with threading on each end (I used 1/2″ round)
- two end caps (I used 1/2″ round)
- metallic spray paint
- base piece – 15 1/8″ x 7 1/4″
- side planks (I had a total of 6) – 16 7/8″ x 1 1/2″
- two outer side pieces – 10 3/4″ x 7 1/4″
- miter saw
- nail gun
- large drill bit
- kona stain
I found a pipe with threading on both sides that was 18″ long. Found 2 caps and gave them a good, couple coats of metallic spray paint.
Here’s the wood pieces I used for the toolbox. You could customize this for the size you wanted. We made the cuts (sizes listed above) to accommodate the 18″ pipe I found.
We traced the end of the pipe onto the board, so we knew what size hole we needed. You could get a drill bit that’s slightly larger than 1/2″ or you can use what you have on had and just drill a bunch of smaller holes in the space until you have the size you need. (we went with the 2nd option).
After the pieces had been cut and sanded I used a nail gun to attach the outer edges on top of the base piece.
Then I attached the long slats to the outside edges. I used flooring spaces to keep the same space between each piece.
I gave it a coat of Kona stain. Once it was completely dry I added the pipe and end caps to it.
Do you think it passes for metal?? Obviously with using plastic the handle can’t support the weight of a metal pipe… but the cost was SO much cheaper. The 3 pieces of pipe cost only $2ish where I would have paid $12 if they were metal. Since I’m only using it for lightweight decor I figured it was worth the savings since I had the spray paint on hand already.
I can’t wait to pile it full of pumpkins soon.
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