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The previous owner indicated that it was originally used by the Army to move around aerial surveillance cameras when they were not actually in their aircraft. I have no idea – tried researching the serial numbers on it, and did not come up with much.

In any case, the entire top lifts off (no hinges) courtesy of those cool tension latches on the front and back, and it is more than large enough for our desired "bench at the end of the bed that can also hold stuff" plans. The current intentions are to remove the hardware for safe keeping, sand it all down, and then hit the inset panels with either one of the "hammered" metal paints or actual copper leaf, depending on how adventurous we are. Not sure about a color for the rest of the framework. Then I am going to stick some bracing on the inside for additional support, Better Half will make up a cushion for the top, and we are good to go.

And people say us conservative types do not recycle…