Well, here are a pile of cherry wood, dimensioned.
Routed out a channel to seat the lid.
Checking out to see if the box would still look like a box. In this case, I think it is box-like so far.
Chosen some cracked figures for the lid panel. Resaw into book match panels. However, the splits become structurally unsupoortive. Epoxy comes for the rescue.
Rounded, sanded, final checks…
First coat of oil, now it looks more like a bread box.
Final coat with homemade wax rubbed. Could not resist to iron in an owl stamp…