I LOVE vintage tool boxes they’re my favorite thing! I love them so much I started selling them in my Etsy shop. They’re pretty easy to make and you can use them for just about anything. I use pallet wood but I’ve seen them made out of so many different kinds of materials. This project worked out perfectly for this months pallet project. Be sure to check out all of the other entries below.DIY Vintage Toolbox from pallet wood

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What you’ll need

This is a very forgiving project I had no measurements or plan really I just thought about the three pots I wanted to put in it and decided was 16″ long by 6″ wide by 11″ high. I started by cutting the end pieces. I found a 6″ plank and I just cut off the corners with the miter saw.6in end piecemiter saw end

after I cut the ends I cut an 11″ piece for the bottom then attached the 2 end pieces to it. I then attached my side pieces using wood screws. After the side pieces were attached I put the handle on with a wood screw.20160329_190421 20160329_190432

The dowel rod you get will be raw wood so you’ll need to either stain it or weather it yourself. I whitewashed it first then after it dried rubbed weathered gray stain on it. It makes the wood look just like the weathered pallet wood. So simple and turned out fabulous!toolbox flowerstoolbox entry

So pretty and I love the way my pretty Spring flowers look in it.


1 Comment on DIY Vintage Toolbox from Pallet Wood

  1. Claire
    03/30/2016 at 4:04 PM (2 years ago)

    Love the contrast of the pretty pink flowers with your rustic tool box.


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