So here’s what Jim wanted me to make him.
A box for his Nintendo.
It’s similar to the folding box. In fact it started out like the folding box but then I closed up the sides so that it would be easier to use the DS while it was still in the box. (Hence the drop front.) In this case the back side corners are closed only by the book cloth liner. If I had it to make again I’d glue the side boards together.
The box is closed with a button and a loop of elastic.
All together not bad for something I made up on the fly.
One thing that I love about drop front boxes is how they seem to be a part of whatever they hold rather than just incidental to it.