I’m well into building a tack trunk for my daughter. As shown in attached photo, it will be a frame and panel design (plywood panels no shown — will be glued for structural integrity). Frame joints are all sliding dovetail. Though hard to see the dividing line, top is 5″ and top rail is 2 3/4″.
Question: Most tack trunks seem to use piano hinge, but word around the barn is that they often fail. Need pros and cons for piano hinge vs. butt hinges (or another solution). Also, welcome any other advice on making the lid system as durable as possible.
Thanks in advance for the help.