A brief back story.
My sister and brother-in-law moved to a new home recently and had removed the pine wainscoting from their old house before putting it on the market.
I gathered as much of the wood as my little station wagon would hold and dragged it home, not quite sure what I was going to do with it but I hate to see good materials being thrown out and love to re-purpose stuff.
As a sidebar, I am not an accomplished carpenter by any stretch of the imagination, (I know just enough to get me in trouble) I can visualize things in my head but building them out of wood is not my strong suit.
Give me an old computer, stereo, cell phone (or other electronics), or a gas engine that doesn't run and I can work miracles, but when it comes to wood I'm a jack knife carpenter at best. (I'm not the greatest photographer either.)
I say this so that hopefully you'll be kind in your comments (if any) and not point out the imperfections of my project.
Step 1: Materials
I re-used the outside corner moldings to trim the edges of the box and lid.
The inside frames are made of 2" X 1/2" strapping from other reclaimed lumber I had laying around.
16 2" wood screws - pre drill holes in strapping to prevent splitting