It should be big enough, when lined, to take an A4 thingy, so it will probably end up being a document box of some sort.
It strikes me now that cutting this into two parts — box and lid — would be a good job for a kerfing plane. Perhaps I should make one.
Next dayI've got the corner splines in, and I've part-cut the lid off — I cut it on the table saw, leaving about a millimetre of wood holding everything together. I'll finish cutting it with a hand saw.
The table saw blade has a fairly hefty kerf, about 3 mm. However, I think I can afford to lose that much on this box.
I really don't like meranti at all. I don't like the colour, I don't like the grain, and I don't like the fact that you can never ever get its raggedy grain feeling smooth to the touch unless you cover it with about three millimetres of varnish.
Finished. Sort of.
I didn't notice when I grabbed them off the shelf at the shop that they'd shelved two different types of latch together, so I accidentally got one of each.
Not to worry; I think I'll be replacing those latches in any case.