This rustic trunk was made out of some 1x4 pallet lumber that I picked up locally for 25 cents a board. The whole box except the top are 3/4" in thickness, with the top being 7/8" in thickness. I wanted to keep the feel of this trunk rustic and old so I used fine finish cut nails for the joinery. One cool feature of this trunk is the false bottom hidden compartment and the way that you access it. You use a knot hole as a way to move the false bottom out of the way to access the hidden compartment.