My wife wanted a new chest to store blankets in. I saw the plans for the Becca and thought it would be perfect for what we were after.
I used some regular plywood I had laying around and some select pine for the trim. I liked the look of the top in the plan but wanted some more texture to it, so I used a solid piece of plywood for the top and layer pine for the trim features. I tested my new chisels to recess the hinges to minimize gapping under the lid.
We painted it solid black to match the rest of the basement furniture. A few coats of poly finished it off for durability.
This took about 2 months for me to get around to finishing. That's probably about...12 hours of actual work, plus finishing.