After fighting for months to figure out how I was going to engineer the previous layout design into coherent laser-cut-able pieces. I decided I should make the process easier on myself and simplify the footprint. By doing this I don't have to come up with new and clever ways of doing joinery in a medium I don't fully understand yet. I'm going to go this route for at least this first version. If I learn new tricks along the way to get me to the first design, then great. Here it is, the first un-textured render of the new layout.