I think he did a fine job, don't you?
The only problem was there really weren't any neckties to hang in it. His dad worked construction - no ties required. I don't know what he did with it from the time he made it until he moved his stuff to my house when we got married, but it sat in our basement for years until we moved to the farm.
There is no storage in our bathroom on the main floor, save a couple drawers for towels and one small under-the-counter cupboard reserved for muscle and fitness magazines (that I usually find on the floor in front of the toilet [sigh] thank you, Caine). So, instead of tripping over this nice hand crafted chest in the basement of our new place, I nailed it to the wall in the bathroom and filled it with toilet paper : )
(I spent a great deal of time tonight posing the toilet paper.)
I don't know how many neckties this beauty can hold, but she holds 24 double rolls of Angel Soft really well.
And while I was in the bathroom, I thought I'd share a little soap saving secret with you. (Please don't tell the makers Dial antibacterial foam).
Just mix antibacterial refill soap with water (about half-and half) to your foam dispenser and you get the same thing as the original. I've tried not diluting the soap, but it doesn't work. Hence the Dial (or any other brand) you purchase is simply watered down antibacterial soap... the water is what makes it foam. Your refill bottles will last twice as long this way.