My wife (Laura) wanted a chest for our main entry area to store winter boots and gloves and scarves out of site. I had a few pieces of 1 3/4” x 1 3/4” walnut that had 1/2” dadoes already routed on two sides. Looking through my wood stash I decided to use some of my “mystery” wood. I really believe it to be flat-sawn sycamore. At first I thought the dark lines in the sycamore were burn marks from the horizontal sander but I soon found out that it was just a wonderful feature of that piece of wood. I routed the edges to fit the existing dadoes in the walnut. Since she wanted to put possibly wet boots in the chest I used 1/2” melamine covered mdf for the bottom and just routed a dado in the two middle walnut pieces to make a removable partition to keep boots separate from hats, scarves, gloves, etc. It was a fun project and best of all Laura really likes it. ;-) Sorry about the photos being off-kilter. I took them with a Motorola Xoom and I guess they are too big. You can also see the full photos here:
-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"