This unique Bible Box can be built with simple hand tools or machinery and reflects the Appalachian culture. My first thought was to the hardware - it would have to be something that could easily be made instead of purchased to reflect the time and self-reliance of the Appalachian people. Second, it would have to stand the test of time under an adverse climate. This lead me to use a metal pivot pin as the hinge and a frame and panel lid. Dovetailed corners on the box would obviously have been used generations ago so I stayed with that design type. A bottom applied with nails or wooden dowels finalized the design.
Dimensions: 16"W x 11.5"D x 4.5"H Inside Dimensions: 14W" x 8.5D" x H
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