Almost every Placeable block in the game, that is made out of wood, Ends up Looking like wood type you crafted with. Except chests.
with the new Addition of Shulker boxes, and the fact you can dye them with all the 16 different dyes, makes me realise how weird it is that this is not implemented yet.
I dont have models or something yet but here are a few ideas-
* You could place different kind of chests next to each-other without them combining, which would allow to not use trapped chests when trying to make compat storage.
* Not all chests have to be the same model with different colours, For example, a birch chest could be like a basket with a lid, and spruce can be some kind of barrel?? Anyway, this would be the same way doors are.