I'm making a rectangular box that will act as a floating step.
9" deep x 7" high.
The top will be hinged as there will be storage inside, so only one edge of the top will be glued to the box.
What joints will be best for the sides? Mitered edges with triangular blocks glued on the inside see easiest. Rabbets also seem easy. Will these be strong enough for use as a step? Or should I take the time to do a box joint?
Also, should I rabbet the bottom plate so that part of it is inset into the box? Or will simply screwing/glueing be strong enough?