GERSTNER INTERNATIONAL GI-531 Hobby Chest - Click to enlarge
The Gerstner International GI-531 chest is complete with multiple sized compartments with a cushioned, felt liner, perfect for the hobbyist, potter, artist, and automobile technician.
We have the last remaining stock of of this Beautiful Less-Expensive Gerstner International imported line. There will be no more produced at this price-point. Get these keepsakes now before they are all gone!
Item Code: gi-531

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Product Description:
GERSTNER INTERNATIONAL GI-531 Hobby Chest The GI-531 is a quality-made, solid red oak, classic Americana chest. Whatever you have to store, Gerstner has you covered, offering you a moisture-free environment, perfect for storing your prized watches, valuable jewelry, oil-based or acrylic paints, treasured paint brushes, scrapbooking materials, such as paper, stamp ink and adhesive-backed detail items. Anything small in size can be stored in this luxury chest, which features a front lid that, when open, stows itself underneath the unit's drawers; when closed, the lid covers the drawers completely. The lid has a convenient locking mechanism when not in use. The outside of the chest is protected with a red oak stain and finished with a lasting lacquer.

The chest is made of solid, red-oak framing with plywood, inner-core dividing panels that are covered with beautiful red oak veneer material. The joinery is produced through the adoption of the classic tongue-and-groove construction, giving this chest the epitome of durability and much-appreciated brawn. It comes with plenty of storage capability with six half-width drawers and three full drawers; each drawer is supplied with optional drawer dividers if needed for those tiny items such as screws, nuts, nails, earrings, beads for jewelry making, jewelry hardware, and anything else you can think of that may need special storage. Each divider comes with an optional, adhesive-backed felt covering in order to present the inside of your chest as luxurious and pleasing to the eye.

The dimensions of the chest and all of its components are as so:
  • Overall dimensions: 20 inches wide by 10 inches deep by 15 inches in height
  • Top storage space: 19 inches wide by 8 7/8 inches deep by 3 1/2 inches in height
  • Each side of utility tray: 18 1/4 inches wide by 1 7/8 inches deep by 1 1/8 inches in height
  • Drawers (6): 8 1/4 inches wide by 7 inches deep by 1 inch in height
  • Drawers (2): 18 inches wide by 7 inches deep by 1 inch in height
  • Drawer (1): 18 inches wide by 7 inches deep by 1 1/4 inches in height
  • Weight of chest: 28 lbs.
(Oversize Shipping: $70.95)

Customer Reviews

Product Reviews

4.6 out of 5, Based on 3 Reviews.
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Always wanted a Gerstner
November 17, 2017

This just arrived today. I've always admired and wanted a Gerstner box but never wanted to spend the $1000+. This is a beautiful, well-made box. I know its from China, but it fits the bill... and the price cannot be beat.
I love it.
Oustanding purchase
Beverly MA
December 29, 2016

Bought this tool box for my brother. Shipped in plenty of time..., great condition and helpful communication from Madison personnel. Thanks.
Gerstner GI-531 chest
The Woodlands, TX
February 23, 2016

Extremely well packaged-looks as if they are shipped from China, then inspected at Gerstner factory in Ohio,then drop shipped to your location, so any flaws should be caught. Well made, well finished; a few knobs were loose, easy to tighten. Drawer dividers and rubber feet DO NOT come with this model,so you'll need to order those from Gerstner direct. Top removable tray is a nice feature.

The GI-531 has replaced the GI-530. However, they are not the same item at all - the newer model is more versatile and a bit larger with more features! It is selling terrific to extremely satisfied customers!Customer
Reviews for the previous model GI-530

Product Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars, Based on 13 Reviews.

Good craftsman's box *****
John, Vermont, January 20, 2015
For storing and organizing a lot of craftsman tools (I build wood and plastic models) this is a great box. Not fine furniture, for sure, but sturdy and well made. The drawers are simple but operate well, and are a good size for the kind of small tools I need quick access to. Aesthetically, it sits on my workbench and reminds me to do good, careful work and take good care of my tools.

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Dan Lampe, Grand Haven, MI, January 11, 2013
Very much pleased with the quality received for the price. Madision shipped fast, packaged well. Would buy another one without hesitation.

Chris, Carson City, April 30, 2012
Gerstner International uses parts of lesser quality than the USA line but the actual boxes are about the same. I buy these to rebuild into fine furniture and usually don't keep much except the door hinges. The boxes are well made, though the felt is of inferior quality but can easily be replaced. For art supplies, tools, and just having a cool box, the International series is great. This one will be refinished in brass for my grandson's birthday (who knows what treasures must be protected from discovery when you're 11 years old!) Madison Art has THE best price on the web and the shipping, while slow to planet Nevada, is free. Thanks Madison Art, for a great deal and no hassles.

Marty, Pittsburgh Pa, August 02, 2011
I ordered a Gerstner GI-530 chest from Madison Art. They have the best prices and reputation around! The chest arrived just as promised (with free shipping no less) packaged very well and in great condition.I recommend Madison

Bill W., Houston, TX, April 13, 2011
MAdison Art consistently delivers quality merchandise at the lowest prices. I ordered a Gerstner GI-530 chest from Madison Art. It was the lowest price I could find on-line, and was shipped free. It arrived very quickly and was in perfect condition. This is my second Gerstner chest order from Madison Art.

JayP, Denver, CO, March 04, 2011
My new GI-530 chest is beautiful ... solid and very well made. It's perfect for storing my watches and jewelry. I can't imagine using something so lovely for dirty old tools! Madison Art had the best price and offers free shipping! I am very pleased with this purchase.

Larry Newmark, Pittsfield, MA, February 21, 2010
I ordered a Gerstner GI-530 chest from Madison Art. They have the best prices and reputation around! The chest arrived just as promised (with free shipping no less), packaged very well and in great condition.I am a fly fisherman and I store quite a bit of my fly tying stuff in the new chest. By the way, Orvis sells the same box for a significantly higher price - their's is over $80 higher! I highly recommend Madison Art.

Lester Pannone, Ansonia ,CT, January 29, 2010
The quality of the chest is pretty good but bear in mind it IS made in China and there quality control is not the same as Gerstner USA. However it is still very well made,solid wood for less than half the price. Mine had one screw put in bent, that held on the corner protector. Rather than deal with customer service I fixed it myself. Also you will not find a better price for this anywhere else. It would have gotten five stars if not for that screw. Thank's Madison Art Shop !!!

Billy Rudd, Pulaski, tn, January 11, 2010
I ordered the GS-530 Gerstner Int. tool chest and I am very pleased with it. Everything is top quality except the lock did not work. I called Gerstners plant and the company is sending me a replacement. Madison Art has the best prices you will find. The packing of the chest was great. Top quality-fair price. Thanks again, Bill Rudd

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