We are in the same boat then, huh. My wife saw one she liked and I told her I would do my best to build it for her. If nothing else, we will have a new storage peiece for the guest room, or at worst the garage. I have studied this project from all angles and have come up with some ideas and drawings. The wood I was a little comfused about. You said the fron will be solid oak and the sides plywood? Being that I'm no expert on staining and varnishes, help me on this one. Will the diffent woods, Oak, Plywood, etc. take the stains different, and what about the moldings. I plan to have a crown molding at the top and several others throughout the unit. I may be way out of my leauge here but it will be fun doing it. Also, is a biscuit joiner a worthy investment?