When producer, George Porter, Sierra Blanca, Texas, bought a new pickup truck, he wanted to retire his old, rough looking truck tool box. “It wasn’t in bad enough shape to throw out,” says Mr. Porter. “But it certainly didn’t look good enough to be used on a brand new truck.”

Not wanting to waste anything, Mr. Porter turned the truck box into a toolbox he could use near his cattle working area. He took 11/2 -inch scrap pipe and built a frame that he then mounted the toolbox on. This raised it to a height of 48 inches so it also can be used as a table top while working cattle. Branding irons are kept out of the way underneath the box, while other tools and equipment he often needs are kept safely inside.