- 1 1x10 board , 1x10x8
- 1 3/4" dowel rod , 3/4" x 4'
Hardware & Supplies
- 16 1 1/4" pocket hole screws
- 1 3/4" Forstner drill bit
- 1 Paint and Stain
- 1 Painter's Tape
- 1 Stencil or Vinyl & cutting machine
Cut List & Parts
- 2 Front and Back, 1x10x8 board , 14" long
- 2 Sides, 1x10x8 board , 16" long
- 1 Bottom, 1x10x8 board , 12 1/2" long
- 1 Handle, 3/4" dowel rod , 14" long
Cut Your Wood
Cut your wood to the specified dimensions.
Sand Your Wood
Use a sander or sanding block to smooth edges.
Drill Pocket Holes
Use your Kreg jig to drill pocket holes as follows:
Bottom piece (3 holes on each of the longer sides, and 2 holes on each shorter end)
Side pieces (2 holes along one side of each board, toward bottom 1/3 of the board)
Drill hole for handle
Use a 3/4" Forstner bit to drill a hole at the top of each side piece (opposite end from your pocket holes), centered and about 3/4" from the top.
Build Your Box
Using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws, attach your side pieces to the bottom piece. I like the screws to be on the bottom so they aren't visible, but you can attach it whichever way is easiest for you. Attach the front and back panels last.
Slide dowel rod through the holes at the top of your tool tote, using a mallet if needed to position it in place.
Use stain of your choice (I used Provincial).
Run a strip of painter's tape diagonally across the front of your tote. Add stencils or vinyl decals (I created these using a vinyl cutting machine). Paint over them and then remove the tape and decals while paint is still damp.