I tried to get creative with the lid and make it look nice, all while trying to make it waterproof. I thought long and hard about it and came up with the idea that you see in the video. I think using the cedar fence boards and the redwood strips will work just fine in the weather. Cedar and redwood resist rot, and the buggies don’t like the cedar. I used silicone again in an attempt to prevent leaking. I will have to wait for rains to come to see if it worked, I will keep you posted.