Be sure to add me to your favorites list ! This is a awesome old primitive tote wood box,not sure what it held originally, it has chips,cracks and just think of the many uses this has! I do not know what kind of wood,this is almost five pounds not packed which I do with care.This measures 17 1/2in.,by 11in.,by 6 in.,this is the measurements of the exterior,not counting the raised handle,which is not a perfect cutout as this is homemade.The box is one of several I will be listing from a collection of boxes I have had for years. Great to decorate with!! This auction cannot be combined,will ship parcel post as unusual size and is hefty packed.