|Forum topic by BlairHarp||posted 12-23-2013 04:07 PM||1291 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-23-2013 04:07 PM
First – I have been a lurker of LumberJocks for many months. What a great community, I am ready to dive in and become a more active supporter.
I have been asked to design and build a decorative box that is rather large. Final dimensions will be around 16”Deepx24”Widex10”Tall. I am trying to determine the best method for creating the lid for this box. The lid will need to be hinged, and I would like to have a top with the look of either a solid attached top (which seems pretty risky with such a large footprint) or a frame and panel style. I intend to build the box solid and cut the top away. Creating the top as a floating panel seems to be the safe route, but I am open to other opinions.
The box sides will be Bubinga, and they would like to have a figured maple as the top and any accents (like miter splines, removable trays, etc).
So what do you think? On a rather large box what methods have worked best for you? Any creative solutions I am overlooking?
Thanks in advance