Laser cutters have been a boon for all types of maker projects, but there’s no denying that they have brought with them their own distinctiveness in terms of design (for better or for worse). A prime example is the ubiquitous finger-jointed box like the one seen below.
Photo by Flickr user Solexious
The pieces fit into each other like a puzzle, fitting tightly together to give you a solid, closed box. At the corners, one piece will slide over the other, locking it into place. The smallest piece must be placed second to last.
It looks like the pieces fit together snugly, and without the use of glue it gives the added benefit of being able to take the box apart should one need to get to the innards of a project.
Michael has provided a template for the box, so you can experiment with making one yourself.