It took me about ten years and five attempts before I finally made a toolbox that I was satisfied with. Below is the result of what I learned from each of the previous attempts. It's made from an old pine board that used to be a part of my great grandfather's potato harvesting wagon. (That fact alone makes it the best toolbox I've ever made.) Anyway, a picture:
This toolbox has always gotten a lot of attention, and from more than just tradesmen. I've long felt that a lot of people would like a similar toolbox. For tools of course, but also for other stuff. Recently I made a batch of toolboxes out of some amazing weathered cedar fence pickets. They're essentially boxes made for holding and carrying stuff, so use your imagination. Magazines, kids' blocks, a potted herb garden, old photographs, mittens, picnic supplies... oh, yeah, and tools! (Filled with tools, it makes one of the best housewarming gifts a new homeowner could get.)
The three pictured below are still available. They are available through my etsy store. I will be making small batches of these from time to time as my schedule allows. Of course, if enough people want to put in orders, I'll be happy to oblige.