The puzzle pictured is made of 1/8" plywood for the inner box and 1/8" Cherry for the outer faces. The entire box was finished with a coat of clear lacquer.
This rather nice little puzzle box, with pictures of
Japanese garden bridges all around, works very similar to the traditional
Japanese puzzle box, in that all the moves are controlled by only two sliders,
one at each end. These sliders allow the end panels to move vertically, and they
in turn allow the top and bottom panels to move horizontally. Eventually, the
top panel will slide off sideways. That's what normally happens...
However, just when you think the lid is about to come off, the box appears to lock up. Strangely, the only way to get the lid off, is to start closing the box again...The pictures of bridges give a clue as to the reason why...
Very hard to open: even if you know how, it takes 44 moves to open! And 4 more to take all the panels off...
The size of this box is 4" x 2-
This puzzle kit has alignment pegs built into the parts to make assembly easier and virtually every part in the kit is labeled.