I just made a couple of dovetailed boxes and these are the first ones where I've incorporated a sliding top. At first glance it looks like I just decided to make two with different designed tops, but in reality I made the first one just a bit too small to hold the intended contents. It was commissioned to hold an urn, and dang if I didn't miss on the dimensions. The dimensions were such that if the contents could have been rotated 90 degrees then it would have worked just fine. Unfortunately, the urn wasn't setup to lay on it's side, so ... After realizing it was not going to work, I decided to use it as a mock-up for the new top that I intended to use on the real deal. Something about the top on the first one begged me to chamfer the edges. I kinda liked the look and thought I'd use the same on the second one. After I put the second box together and fit the top, the proportions didn't seem to warrant the chamfer. It actually looked better, to me at least, with the crisp 90 degree corners.
Now I'd like to ask everyone to let me know their thoughts on the boxes/tops. I'm interested to see if my design eye is in sync with the masses or if I'm just out there.