Top is poplar, sides and base are pine, stained with a homemade walnut-husk stain.
The wood is Planed and left with that surface, which ha a great feel to it, with slight undulations. The sides are rebated for one another, the base and lid are rebated to accept the sides. They are glued with round-headed nails, as the smallest cut nails I had would have split the box to pieces. Though not quite period I like the way they look.