My girlfriend, Helen, visited recently, and we were looking for reasonably quick woodworking projects. One book had a selection of - you guessed it - bandsaw boxes.
Bandsaw boxes are boxes made using a single large block of wood, cut down on the bandsaw. In general, the top and bottom are removed, then the center is hollowed out, and the entire box goes back together.
The pattern we found built a very cute bunny box. We started with a 4x6x10" piece of pine (well, actually a 2x4 laminated onto a 4x4.) With careful alignment, we found that there was enough wood to make two matching boxes.