So I feel like I'm finally getting down to something that I might actually make:
Pity that the pieces haven't arrived yet as they're the lynchpin for the whole shebang.
Still, the feedback I've been getting from Greybeard has echoed my thoughts about the counter tray, which is really the only detail worth pissing around with, apart from the outside of the box - but I'm pretty happy with that anyways.
I think I'll need a fairly comprehensive discussion about the choice of wood, but I'm looking forward to that. Roll on Monday ...