Custom Carpentry Work Nightmare

I just heard of a horror story. This guy has an attic built-in with falling doors, warped drawer, trapezoid frame and even cracked up at a few places. Pretty much the worst case scenario you can ever imagined.
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Sorry, I submitted prematurely. To finish the story...
Basically, this is a finished attic with insulated drywall in Southern California. It could get pretty hot in the summer. Due to thermal expansion, the screw just unscrews itself and the European style hinge become loose and so does the door attached to it. As for the drawers, the drawer box and the face frame just warp forcing to drawer guides to misalign.
The built-in was built with a combination of frame and panel doors, pine, and plywood.
What can you do to avoid situations like this? I suggested my friend who is building a similar application to add an awing (to block heat), use poplar, and maple plywood. Possibly upgrading to the 7-ply Baltic plywood. Also to fit it a little loose; leave more room between the wall and the cabinet for expansion and just cover the gap with a trim. What do you think?
Thanx in Advance -wen

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