Wooden Tool Chests

debodunMay 8, 2012

I found these in the cellar. I believe my step-grandfather made them into tool boxes from old wooden crates. Before I try to sell them, I'd be interested in knowing what would be a reasonable price to ask.

This one:


is 20" wide, 15" deep and 9.5" tall and says "Octagon Soap" on the sides and has various pieces of small hardware inside.

This one:


is 18" wide, 13" deep and 8.5" tall and also contains assorted hardware.

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You spent nothing to get them, so whatever you get is pure profit.

Unmodified, as decor, vintage crates like that sell for $5 to $50 each in places like etsy.com

If I saw them as toolboxes at a swap meet or garage sale for $10-20 I would think about it. But around here, dynamite crates are the preferred toolbox material :)

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 4:11PM
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I think you would be pushing it to ask more than $5 for the one linked. The other appears nicer....perhaps you could ask $20...?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 5:03PM
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