"Preserving Our Industrial Heritage"

Who We Are

At WoodenMachinistChest.com, we are focused on providing  products with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.


Our background in tinkering with wood and antiques over the last 30 years has proven insightful when approaching the restoration of these vintage machinist chests.  The approach is somewhat varied in that some restorations are meant to bring back the original condition, while others are meant to lend an artistic creativity to the restoration.  This sometimes results in a completely different look.  The key is to develop a look that works for you.


With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again!  Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

What We Do

It is our goal to offer unique, high quality restorations that can't be easily found elsewhere. Each chest is carefully disassembled to whatever level we deem appropriate to get the best restoration.

Depending on the chest, we may sand, stain, shellac, paint, polish buff, etc until we get the right look.  If you see a particular chest that you are interested in, please contact us and we'll send you additional pics - no obligation - we want you to see what we have to offer.

As this is more of a hobby than a job, it takes us a little longer to bring these chests back to life. We average 50 - 100 hours per restoration, so each one may take a month or more to complete. Our goal is to deliver an old chest that retains the character acquired over decades of use, while restoring to a condition that is beautiful, but used.  Satisfaction guaranteed.