The Field Chest

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Dimensions of the chest are 27.25"h x 26"w x 12"d.

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12 Unique drawers plus a secret compartment behind the clock safely stows all your items.

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Made from American cherry wood with polished brass hardware throughout.

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Best Made ruler scale laser-etched.

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Two vertical storage cubbies on doors secure your books and files.

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Polished brass library pulls on upper drawer slots with name cards slots.

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Machined knurled brass knobs on lower drawers.

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Polished brass lift handles on sides.

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The Field Chest proudly displayed at legendary illustrator and artist Ross MacDonald's studio.

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The Field Chest

Our exclusive Best Made Field Chest - built by the esteemed Gerstner & Sons in Dayton, Ohio, and designed in collaboration with legendary illustrator and artist Ross MacDonald - takes inspiration from an original chest owned by inventor and adventurer Robert Edison Fulton.


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Our exclusive Best Made Field Chest - built by the esteemed Gerstner & Sons in Dayton, Ohio, and designed in collaboration with legendary illustrator and artist Ross MacDonald - takes inspiration from an original chest owned by inventor and adventurer Robert Edison Fulton.

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Our exclusive Best Made Field Chest - built by the esteemed Gerstner & Sons in Dayton, Ohio, and designed in collaboration with legendary illustrator and artist Ross MacDonald - takes inspiration from an original chest owned by inventor and adventurer Robert Edison Fulton. Constructed from American cherry with hand-fitted joinery, brass hardware, and 6-oz. leather (the same used for our axe blade guards), this chest is a paragon of skilled craftsmanship. With 12 uniquely sized drawers, it offers a tailored space for every implement, from precision hand tools to fly-tying supplies. A book cubby and storage inside the doors hold essential reference manuals of the trade or cherished first editions. Knurled brass knobs adorn the lower drawers and the upper drawers have library pulls with card slots, for the simple pleasure of orderly identification. The centerpiece clock is custom-made in Germany to Best Made specifications and the paneling behind swings open to reveal a secret compartment (we couldn't resist). As part of our exclusive Best Made Collection, Gerstner's exquisite piece is emblazoned with our classic motifs - the Famous Red sash and laser-etched BMC ruler. The Field Chest is impeccably built to house the items that bring to life our most passionate pursuits.

Specs
  • 27.25"h x 26"w x 12"d
  • 4" width side pulls
  • 12 Unique drawers plus a secret compartment behind the clock
  • Best Made ruler scale laser-etched
  • Book shelf cubby
  • Two vertical storage cubbies on doors
  • Brass lift handles on sides
  • Charcoal felt lined drawers and doors
  • 6 oz. blade guard leather panel on flat surface
  • Leather straps inside door
  • Machined knurled brass knobs on lower drawers
  • Library pulls on upper drawer slots with name cards slots
  • Custom German-made Best Made Co. clock
  • Locking front doors
  • Wood lined drawers
Materials
  • American Cherry Wood
  • Polished brass hardware throughout
  • Felt lined compartments for moisture and abrasion protection
  • Leather
Origin
  • Made in the USA
History

H. Gerstner & Sons was founded in Dayton, Ohio by Harry Gerstner in 1906. Gerstner is now a 4th generation family owned business known throughout the country for heirloom quality, handcrafted tool chests. It’s acknowledged that those who keep their tools in a Gerstner Tool Chest are a cut above the rest. Harry Gerstner’s basic principle still applies to every tool chest built – “A place for everything and everything in its place."