I have had a bocce ball set for sometime, but have never really liked the cheap metal carrying that came with it. I was messing around in the garage and decided it'd be nice to build something nicer to hold the set of balls. I had a bunch of maple that was taking up space, so that's what I used primarily.The design is just something I came up with along the way; it certainly wasn't thought out thoroughly. I think if I were to build another one, I'd use less wood to minimize the overall weight. That said, I still like the way it turned out-especially with the oak bandings. As you can see, there's a main area for the 8 bocce balls, and two extra compartments for the jack ball (or Snitch) and a tape measure. I'm by no means a bocce ball fanatic, but I thought this would add some style to my set for those occasional uses.