Was thinking (and maybe too much) that since in many cases the corners of both brood & supers (where one mostly places their hive tool to break the boxes) are perhaps the most vulnerable part of the box. So, placing a piece of flat bar 1/8"x3/4"x3"long in one corner (top & bottom) would help the boxes last longer. It would be easy to route those corners 1/8" deep and 3" long to screw the flat bar and of course the flat bar would need to have holes counter-sunk for a flat head screw. You would only need to do it one corner top & bottom & just get used to opening from that corner. Doing this would provide a place to pry w/o damaging equipments.

Any thoughts on this? What have I missed? Was just thinking of doing it on new equipment.

Larry