My wife has a jewelry business (and I am trying to start a woodworking business), so she asked me to make her some jewelry boxes. My design consisted of approximately 24” X 36” closing cases which were made from various material. A few were made from 3 X 1/2” pine, 3 X 1/2” poplar, 3 X 1/2” ash and I am ready to make some from a heavier type of wood (probably red oak). Next was the design phase – we wanted something that would be sturdy in the base (1/4” birch plywood). So we cut a dado around all the wood (1/4” deep on my router table) for the bottom section and also the top section (which is 2 X 1/2” stock). Next – we mitered all the end pieces and cut biscuit slots in them for added stability. After all that, we stained the wood and then glued everything together (sliding in the bottom and the plexiglas top section). Final touch was the heavy duty hinges. I’ll get a picture or two for critiques as soon as I figure that part out.