Most of my builds, nearly All of them, I have the lid facing out, same side as the fret board. I typically glue a 3/4" x 3/4" inch square post at each lower corner. When I am finished with the git I use a two screws to hold the lid closed, one into each post. If I need to get back inside I have two screws to unwind and I am inside.
Very helpful guys. Now to the shed.......!
That will work and look good Muddy. Any examples of your finished projects on here?
Nice job Michael- very professional fretboard too. :-)