I don't have pictures or any boxes any more, but I've made ones with a cedar frame and 1/4 luaun nailed and glued (Titebond II or III). They're light and pretty weatherproof. The luaun you get now at $15 a sheet will delaminate - the good (water resistant / water proof) subfloor is something like $40 a sheet now, so it's a less attractive way to go.I've made several wood toolboxes over the years, but as I get older, my back prefers lighter boxes that are of the nylon bag variety.
I have the two antique wooden tools boxes, but they stay at the shop. The design I am working on combines 3 designs I have found over the years with some of my own ideas.Basswood, you dont happen to have some photos of your wooden tool boxes do you? I'd love to see them!