I want this box construction to be as simple as humanly possible. I’m not going to use any miters, half laps, box joints, etc. This is simply going to be butt jointed with hot hide glue and a couple brads. I am going to glue the bottom and top on then veneer the entire outside for a seamless look. Once that is done I am going to cut the top off on the table saw.
Here are the pieces trimmed and sanded
Since it is still too cold to finish outside, I am doing this in my basement instead of my shop. Yes, that is the top to an old server (HP DL380). Finish doesn’t stick to metal :)
I taped off the areas that will receive glue and laid down a liberal coat of danish oil