I have been making these boxes for my hunting friends to use for their shooting items. The ones with the decals are Southern Yellow Pine from construction 2X4s. I rip them to get the grain shown. The decals are created on my computer and printed on transparencies. I squeegee them onto a thick coat of wet varnish then varnish over them to hold them in place. The handle is laminated and long mounting screws extend almost all the way up the handle. So far, none of the handles have failed in the 22 I have built.