This box was created out of left over materials, The lid is made with oak that was submerged in water for a number of years. It has very distinct colors and markings because of that. The sides and base are made with Black walnut. The trim is Ambrosia maple that really makes it stand out. I thought outside the box with this. Their are no hinges just ambrosia maple dowels. The case is mortise and tenon pinned together with dowels. The base is mitered and pinned with keys. I finished it with two coats of lacquer and one coat of wax.