This Sea Chest was made for a retired US Coast Guard Captain. It is made of clear pine boards and the joinery is dovetail & wooden pegs. It has a tray for momentous and a display case for sword. It has been a practice of ship captains to build a sea chest to keep their maps and navigation charts secure. Also, they put their most valuable possessions. Today captains have sea chest made for their memories of their time on the oceans.