It’s looks like this winter is going to be colder than normal, so I’ve lined up a bunch of projects that don’t require me to spend long periods of time in the shop. At the top of the list are some small display boxes. I’m going to start with my take on Doug Stowe’s Lift-lid box. If you want more information on how to make this box, you can find the associated chapter of Doug’s book here.
I made two minor changes to Doug’s design. The first was purely a stylistic one. Doug’s uses Baltic Birch plywood for the bottom of his boxes, and that just didn’t feel right to me. I’m going to use shiplaped Red Cedar for my bottoms. The second change was to scale up Doug’s dimensions, as I felt his were to small. As always I did a complete design in Sketchup, that you can download and play with.