Something gave me the fretwork bug so on this box I added a heart and bird pattern. Like the previous box the underside of the 3/4" lid is hogged out. I left this one a little rough and added to that by taking a gouge to it to add what will hopefully look like a carved surface. I'll show that once I cut this guy into two parts.
This top has a variation on the 'floating panel with overlay' I have become enamored with lately. The overlay is greater and nearly covers the frame. I showed so many steps in the previous thread I just skipped ahead to the keyed miters and will post a few more shots as it nears completion.
As with most of my small items, the inside and troublesome parts are pre-finished. The outer walls are not as I will beat on them a bit while installing the keys which will have to be planed flush. After that I run it across the tablesaw to seperate the top and bottom . . . then I scrape/sand and apply the final topcoat.