Im about to start my building again as I have queens and need nucs for them now. Sooo, I got to tweaking on the dimensions for the D.Coates style box. I can build 6 nucs from one sheet of plywood. I build the lids out of 1" x 3/4" strips that are scrap from my bottom board builds. I also use a luan type material for the lids. Anyway, here is the layout in google sketchup on the 4x8 sheet. enjoyhttp://bigthicketbees.com/?page_id=434
oh yeah cut your entrances on the bottom edge of the front panels of course hehe, and Im using 1/2" blondewood from lowes.. I like a nicer sanded finish on em. Its 29.80 a sheet soo it comes out to 5.00 a nuc box minus the lids.
Edit: I guess this should have been in that sticky above didnt see that.