This Assembled 6-5/8" medium super (or "Western") is finger jointed and made of Radiata pine. These boxes are built at our own local wood shop, using our signature cup handle design. They are glued and stapled with electro-galvanized staples at each finger. There are no handles on the sides of the box. Can be purchased with either wooden frames with heavy wax plastic foundation or plastic frames with heavy wax. Comes assembled.
Stapled joints naturally counter sink, which allows you to fill them to provide extra protection from rust, and achieve a very smooth finish. We do not fill the staple holes. Like all pines, it is important to paint the box with an exterior latex or treat it with oil annually. Tung oil is a good choice.