This method uses rabbit joints and are rather easily accomplished with a table saw, or router.
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|Keep in mind the sawblade will remove 1/8th on each cut.|
Step OneStart by ripping down the 1x12 to 9 5/8ths. (keep the scrap for other hive projects.)
Step TwoThe next step is to cut our various pieces. This most easily accomplished with a compound sliding mitre saw, however just about any saw will work.
Step ThreePut the side pieces (19 1/8") away for now. The next part is the most complicated step of the whole project, creating our frame rest and rabbet joints to the box. I would recommend using either a dado blade on a table saw, or a router table. For the sake of simplicity however lets assume you are using a table saw with a regular blade. Set the blade depth to 3/8". Set your fence to 3/4", and double check with a tape measure to ensure that the distance from the fence to the outermost teeth on the saw are at 7/8". If you set the fence to 7/8" your cut will be 1" due to the 1/8" thickness of the saw blade.
Now using our front and back pieces (16 5/8") run both ends through.You should end up with this: