This project is elegant and multi-functional, as it can be used as both a deck box and a bench. The builder used sapele, which looks great and is well suited for outdoor use. Other wood options include white oak, mahogany, ipe or cedar. The box would also work well as a toy chest or blanket chest indoors.
With routed mortises and other time-honoured joinery, this deck box is built to last so it will enhance the look of your outdoor space for years to come.