I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post or not, but my family and I are all making our own hope chests. The wood we are using is from my late grandfather's old bar that has fallen over a few weeks ago. We believe that the barn is 180 years old. We are not sure about the kind of wood it is, but we are thinking it is walnut and oak (we are not carpenters, so we are at a loss). I only have the sides up. I made the frame and am building on the inside of the frame. A lot of the boards that I am using were very rough in condition, so I planed them down. I wish I would made them all the same thickness. The nails I am using are just ones that have been laying around in my grandpa's attic. Then the cherry stain is whatever is leftover from my aunt's home renovations and the walnut stain is from my grandmother's renovation. We are all making our own boxes and this is just how far I am right now. I need to add the top, bottom and legs onto mine. The cherry wood stained pieces are from the barn's flooring. Then the walnut stained wood was actually a structural piece that I cut down (it was 4" x 4" x ~20' I believe). I want to burn a design and a quote or something on the inside of the lid, but I have no idea what to put. Anyone have any suggestions?