Boxes are fun to make and don't cost you much in materials or time. In fact, there's nothing about making a box that is tedious, except perhaps installing the hinges. Of course, without hinges you need to figure out another way to keep the top on. We've solved that problem with four box designs that use other methods to keep the top on: inserts, a box within a box, a lid dropped into a rabbet, and a lid that tips up and stands "on its own."

From Fine Woodworking #225