Biscuit joined sides of boxes with biscuits, 4 per corner, trim made on table saw. Cut end pieces of lid to fit tops of boxes. Outside of lid 1/4" solid oak, inside of end piece 1/2" solid oak cut 1/2" smaller than outside piece to allow strips to lay inside and be glued and nailed. Wood and hardward purchased at Lowe's. Used Minwax light oak stain, Minwax poly 3 coats sanded with 220 grit between apps. Minwax paste wax to complete finish.