I'm pretty new to woodworking --- I've taken a class at the local boces
and built a couple of small projects on my own, but I haven't yet built
an honest-to-goodness piece of furniture....until now.
I needed a place to keep all the measuring and hand tools that I've
started accumulating in my shop, so I decided to make a tool cabinet.
I got a plan from Popular Woodworking and changed it slightly. The
carcass is made out of cabinet-grade maple plywood and the drawer
slides, drawer fronts and edge banding are all Ash.
Here are some pictures of the tool cabinet after staining and finishing
with 4 coats of wipe on poly:
and here is one before the finish:
I'm proud of it- its not perfect but it feels like a good start.