I hate hardware... I hate having to go buy anything to build something. Which is why I buy my wood in bulk from just some guy with a mill, I cut my own dowels, and one of the reasons why my smoother plane has replaced any trace of sandpaper in my shop. That being said I'm putting together a box for the holidays made of red oak and cherry. I would like the top to be hinged but as usual am looking for anyway to avoid purchasing hinges. I have seen plans for wooden hinges and am wondering if anyone had suggestions or experience with making them. Main worry is the wood swells and it seizes up. Suggestions?