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great idea. You could use so many different size containers this way and then make them look like they all belong together!! The only thing that I wood possibly add would be to paint your container before starting. Brownish if you are covering w/wood just in case the lathes would shrink or if a couple boards were not butted up against each other.
Another option I've used is Styrofoam shipping peanuts. They are light and I think indestructible.