When I post photos of my tool chest, there’s a 50 percent chance someone will ask me how much it weighs. My usual and honest answer: I don’t know. It weighs a lot. Two people can easily move it, however.
Today we broke out the heavy-duty scale and weighed my tool chest, which is full of tools. And we weighed two empty tool chests that are on the way out the door to customers. Here are the results.
A full-size Anarchist tool chest in pine (with oak runners) and loaded with my tools weighs 208.6 lbs.
A full-size Anarchist tool chest in pine with pine tills and oak runners and empty weighs 101 lbs.
A full-size Anarchist tool chest in pine with walnut interior and oak runners, empty, weighs 106 lbs.
I hope this satisfies the curious.
— Christopher Schwarz