Thanks everyone for the comments.Cool project Phil. I watched the video..there was significant 'hand' work after the CNC work is done - and a pretty involved finishing schedule too!
I like what you did with the border on the top of the box. Project lends itself well to customization..you could engrave names/dates on the spines, the top cover.
What's your CNC machine and how long did this project take to run on it?