So my wife asked for a treasure chest to put prizes in for her students. This is what my son and I came up with. We actually made this from less than $2 in wood (2 packs of 25 - 18" wooden garden stakes on sale for $1 per pack) and about $8 in hardware. Not too shabby. Stained with MinWax' Dark Walnut stain and aged with a pre application of MinWax' wood filler in various spots to make the wood look older when stained. Worked really well. The chest measures 10.5" X 13.5" X 14" tall. Her co-workers went NUTS for this thing. It was a fun project for my 14 year old son and I to work on together.