I have two toolboxes that look like the picture below, with handles which lie down but still make a "bump" about a 1/2" high in the middle of the top so I can't make a stable stack when not in use. I'm considering doing something to make up the height, a ridge along the ends of the bottom of the top one. I was thinking maybe I'd epoxy a short length of 1/2" tubing. Any thoughts?

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    If you add 1/2" high feet to each box, you will not only be able to stack them, but they will be raised above any damp floor or ground and thus minimize rusting. – A. I. Breveleri Oct 2 '16 at 21:56
  • What meaning of secure do you mean? Safe from burglars, safe from falling over, safe from kids, etc.? – wallyk Oct 2 '16 at 23:04
  • Safe from falling over. I updated the question. – Chris Nelson Oct 2 '16 at 23:42

In addition to the comment of adding feet to the bottoms by pop riveting rubber bumpers or cushions

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and doing the same with 4 furniture cups. They are soft or hard plastic that you can fasten to the top top keep the newly aplied feet in place.

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Alternative: n the lower chest, remove top handle and add side handles. You might also want to design something so the two interlock, to prevent the top case sliding off too easily.

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