The sides of this box came from a farm in Eutaw Alabama. It is sycamore which has been quarter sawn milled to produce the quilted pattern in the wood. The sycamore was resawn into planks from which the sides were cut to allow the grain to wrap around all four corners continuously. The mitered sides are reinforced with ebony keys, which are aesthetically pleasing while at the same time strengthening the corners.
The lid is a piece of cherry which came from the landfill in Odenville Alabama. It has been hand sanded, with the edges hand shaped with a block plane. The finial posts are made from ebony, through which two lengths of hammer copper run, producing a handle which is both visually please to the eye as well as to the touch.
The box rests on a platform made from strips of cherry which are half-lapped together and angled upward on each end.