I want to make a wooden box using box joints. The box should be cube-shaped with sides of around 10cm and one side open. This is my first time to make box joints.
I need the box to be as light as possible, so thin wood would be better - however, I can imagine that with thin wood, the joints would be smaller and thus more tedious to get right. Or would this not be such a problem?
If thin wood is not a real option, what types of light (weight-wise) wood could I consider? For example, I read here that pine wood is easy to shape and stain. Would this be an advantage?
Colour is not an issue, but cheaper wood is preferred.