This was the first real nice box that I have created. This was based on one piece of highly figured cherry. I am very critical of mixing wood species in a project. For this project I choose quarter sawn cherry. This way the highly figured wood would not fight with the consistent look of the quarter sawn wood.
This was also the first time I had built a box with mitered corners. These were cut on the table saw and ended up perfect.
The hinges are really nice Brusso 95 degree hinges, so the top when open .
This was made as a solid box and then the top was cut off on the table saw. You have to remember to account for the 1/8″ saw blade width.
I was very pleased with the construction and joinery. The construction pictures tell the story in the comments.