Just finished my latest hive for next year. I plan to build 4 more just like it, plus a few more pieces. Check out those handle cut outs, I built a jig for my table saw to do that. Notice the middle box, looks a little rough on the front. I wasnt paying attention and cut the handle on the wrong side. The metal brackets are by Eco Bee Box, out of Utah. Hopefully they will make the boxes last longer. I think that they make them look better anyway.
See blog "The ups and downs of beekeeping" for story. http://blakelysbees.com/blog/post3.html