Carry All Toolbox

Design Situation

I’ve got a collection of tools in the garage and there’s only so many nails in the wall to hang things off. I need something that is portable so that I can keep my tools together depending on the job I’m doing.

Design Brief

To design a toolbox that is large and strong enough to hold a variety of workshop tools. It must have a good handle and easy access to items.


A quick Google image search for “Timber Toolbox” brings up one common style of a carry all toolbox.


It looks simple to make and there’s a few varieties of different joint options from a butt joint, finger joint, rebate joint or dovetail joint.