I made this by planing two sides on some tobacco sticks and gluing them together. Then I planed the edges, finger jointed the ends, rabbeted a base from red oak barnwood, and glued it all together the only nails a few brads to hold the bottom while gluing. I love these. They show the rustic outside of all the reclaimed woods next to the finished beauty of the insides.
This one is 5" wide, 16" long, and 2.75" tall, but I think it would look even better a little longer. It is made from reclaimed red oak and what I think is reclaimed hickory and white oak.
It is rustic and filled with imperfections, including holes made from old nails, but it is also beautiful with a hand rubbed finish in the inside walls and bottom. It is unique and one of a kind. Use it as a centerpiece, a candle holder, a valet, a jewelry tray, a phone station, or fill it with flowers. I think you will love it.