This was a fun little collaboration. Our lead picker, Jake, found this old, heavy toolbox a few months back. Lucky for him it was loaded with many worthwhile tools.
The utilitarian case is sturdy and well made yet too heavy to lug around filled with tools in modern times. The rectangular box is the perfect size for a small coffee table or side table and has a lot of life left in it. The vintage piece has the best patina which tells stories of decades of hard work. The original creamy yellow color is under there too. After a thorough cleaning, I applied a coat of furniture wax for a nice durable finish.
I set out to find a nice set of legs and scored with these tapered mid-century ones. We attached the legs to give the toolbox a boost to table status while leaving all of the original hardware in place. I particularly love the brass corners.
Bonus, the table acts as a great storage piece since the top opens the same way the toolbox once did.
The toolbox table has found a new home! Thanks for your interest in it.
Have you repurposed anything lately?