Looks nice,pleasantly different,like the idea of the recess in the lid for it to sit on the base.Got a lovely warm colour to it as well :D
don't know where you got that idea from,be brave and post some pictures!
You've made a very nice job of making an old bit of timber live on :D
Hard to believe the difference in colour between the starting and finished pieces - now really has a lovely warmth to it.Like the shape and detail of the inside of the lid;can see what you mean about the pedestal - just...
Very nice,shape looks better in the second lot of pictures ; like the overall form in terms of balance and proportion,particularly like the way it sweeps up from the main body to the lid,and actually think the finial suits it :D