I was cleaning out my shop not long ago and came across the beginning of a jewelry case I began years ago. It’s been sitting in a corner waiting for me to acknowledge it.
The problem is that the joinery was sloppy. It was one of my early attempts at box joints, before I knew about using a backing board. Lots of tear-out. I had also gone cheap for the back and it was ugly 1/4” ply.
My first thought was to toss it in the burn pile, but then I took another look and decided to do what I could to revive it.
I started by gluing up strips of 1/8” cherry to make a solid panel for the back.
I don’t have a before photo, but here it is with the new back.
-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com