With the construction of the top and bottom cabinet, we then connected them using screws and glue (after centering of course). Then my shop teacher had an idea (that was not instructed in my original plans) to build a face frame for the top and bottom cabinets (This will later pay dividends with construction of the cabinet doors). With the top and bottom connected we began running maple lumber through the planer, jointer, and table saw to get our desired widths of which we wanted a half inch over hang on the sides and the top of the top cabinet. This process took quite some time but it looked beautiful after it was glued on using Titebond: my dad’s favorite wood glue.
Side note: upon introducing this project idea to my father for my period eight wood shop final project, he said and I quote “Alex, where the hell are you going to put this thing? We don’t have room for it. I don’t think that’s the best idea.” But after I hauled in a 4×8 sheet of plywood through our front door I have a feeling he knew it was too late.
-- "Nothing is over until we say it's over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!"