I recently took up woodworking as an apprentice to a master carpenter to make ends meet. the art world is taking a major hit right now. Idk wtf is going on but realisim isn't in style right now. sucks for me. I wish we had a way to show multiple images on one post. cause there is so much to this. the box is oak. I found a huge piece in the woods that was dead and rotting. I used a planet to turn it into a board big enough to get the sides and. bottom, and use 1/2" birch plywood for the top. used a router to cut out the groove so the top sits flush and level. and I drew a vine dripping H20 on the top. this was the best pic to show a bit of it all. I lined it with black felt. it's a unique piece of art and was my very first solo wood project. the corners are cut at 45° the same as if you were making a frame and the bottom is sunk into it.