This is my most recent project, with pictures as promised. It's going to be a toy box for my 2 and 4 yr old nephews. They keep toys at our house and come over a lot, so I thought it a good excuse for a project.
I picked up some white oak a couple months ago, which oddly enough is hard to find here. But I like the look of the arts and crafts chests so it was a good fit.
For hinges I used the torsion hinges from rockler. They might loosen up after a while, but for now they seem to be stronger than rated. The top is 23" across and weighs about 12 lbs. The hinges are supposed to support 120 in lbs together, but they easily hold this top and you have to push on it pretty good to close.
I haven't quite decided on how to finish it yet, testing some different stains atm.