Kids don’t understand and the rapid advance of technology doesn’t help. Everyone wants the latest and greatest gadget coming out in stores today, soon to be followed by the next version which makes today’s purchase seem outdated. Wouldn’t it be nice to buy a few nice things that last? That’s the idea behind these tool chests built by Mike Genovese, he calls them Wrenchers Tool Chests. Mike has been a carpenter and general contractor where he specialized in custom kitchen cabinetry, Mike also happens to be a motorhead. After the gears turned for a bit, he thought he could put together a pretty nice tool chest and, judging by what you see on his website, it looks like he did.
The chests are handmade with your choice of solid hardwoods; maple, cherry, walnut, mahogany, oak and alder. Handles are rocker arms, car door handles or wrenches (he’s a car guy), and they come with all of the features you get in your normal tool chest like a top hinged storage area, stainless top work surface, rubber lined drawers, that sort of thing. What your average chest does not have is the gorgeous look of fine wood cabinetry, something that would be perfect next to your beautiful restored vintage bikes.
If you’re doing seriously heavy duty garage work, slamming lots of dirty and greasy parts everywhere, you might want to stick with the metal boxes you can buy everywhere. But if you’re one of the growing number of folks with nice garages at home and a few special vehicles that need maintenance now and then, these would look just right and I can imagine your son or daughter would get a lot of use out of it long after your motor quits running.
I’ve never been one of those “buy it then toss it” kind of guys, I like to buy a few things, take care of them and keep them around for a long time (just ask my wife). The few things can be a bit pricier, but you only have to buy it once. These certainly look good and if you like to sit in the garage, sip an adult beverage and relax with a few friends, these might add to the visuals, too. Not for everyone, but maybe for you? Check ’em out.
Link: Wrenchers Tool Chests