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. Oct 2, 2016 at 21:56
  • What meaning of secure do you mean? Safe from burglars, safe from falling over, safe from kids, etc.?
    – wallyk
    Oct 2, 2016 at 23:04
  • Safe from falling over. I updated the question. Oct 2, 2016 at 23:42

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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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