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SideDoorHousing

A box with service hatches at the sides

Settings for Finger Joints

angle
style style of the fingers
surroundingspacesmaximum space at the start and end in multiple of normal spaces
edge_widthspace below holes of FingerHoleEdge
fingerwidth of the fingers
playextra space to allow finger move in and out
spacespace between fingers
widthwidth of finger holes

Settings for Stackable Edges

angleinside angle of the feet
heightheight of the feet
holedistancedistance from finger holes to bottom edge
widthwidth of the feet

SideDoorHousing Settings

xinner width in mm
yinner depth in mm
hinner height in mm
bottom_edge edge type for bottom edge
double_door allow removing the backwall, too

Default Settings

thicknessthickness of the material
format format of resulting file
tabswidth of tabs holding the parts in place in mm (not supported everywhere)
debug print surrounding boxes for some structures
referenceprint reference rectangle with given length (zero to disable)
burnburn correction in mm (bigger values for tighter fit). Use BurnTest in "Parts and Samples" to find the right value.


This box is designed as a housing for electronic projects. It has hatches that can be re-opened with simple tools. It intentionally cannot be opened with bare hands - if build with thin enough material. The hatches are at the x sides.

Assembly instructions

The main body is easy to assemble by starting with the floor and then adding the four walls and the top piece.

For the removable walls you need to add the lips and latches. The U-shaped clamps holding the latches in place need to be clued in place without also gluing the latches themselves. Make sure the springs on the latches point inwards and the angled ends point to the side walls as shown here (showing a different box type):

Wall details

Re-Opening

The latches lock in place when closed. To open them they need to be pressed in and can then be moved aside.