Built five boxes out of 4 eight foot 1 x 12's, They look good, same size and all. Bottom boards and telescoping covers will be easy enough but what about inner covers? Do I buy masonite? I also want to try top entrances, any ideas on incorporating them into home built inner covers or top covers? Thanks Harv, Did a silly thing too. Called Central Dispatch and put my name on the list for picking up swarms if they get any calls. Why did I do that? I am now up to six hives with five boxes sitting in the barn waiting to paint or varnish! and 3 bait hives out in the woods!! I think I am getting a little carried away here!