Think of this compact bench as a project manager you don't have to pay. You've already got the wood scraps to build it.
Synopsis: Master carpenter Gary Katz shows how to use spare pieces of 1/2-in. plywood to build a tool tote that works like an able apprentice for almost any carpentry or home-improvement task. The sturdy tote can function as a toolbox, a step stool, a small workbench, or even a seat where you can take a coffee break. The ingenious design includes enough recesses, trays, compartments, and drawer space to hold the portable power tools, accessories, fasteners, and hardware for all kinds of carpentry jobs.
I spent a lot of years walking to my truck every time I needed a tool. After trying to carry tools in a drywall bucket and then a milk crate, I finally built my first tool tote. Without having to make all those trips, I had a lot more energy.
My tool tote became indispensable on the job site. More than just a toolbox, it gave…