I started with a nice 3x3 piece of wood. I knew it would make great legs for a piece. I cut it into 4 equal lengths and went from there in deciding what to build. After attaching 4 sides I decided on a blanket chest or trunk or coffee table or whatever you want to call it.
I pieced the top together.
Here is a peek at the inside:
I rusted the hinges,
painted and stained it all for a great storage piece.