Built from Poplar, and Birch ply
Top is yet to be built, but with most likely be a breadboard design.
I will still need to decide on the a finish and catches for the doors. Top considerations are distressed paint finish, with lee valley extruded double ball catch.
I have low expectations that I can successfully finish the project (poplar/birch ply)with dyes, and or stains. I am preparing myself for a distressed painted finish. My other concern is fitting the doors, as i am unsure of how much room to allow around the doors after the finish has been built up. I am currently maintain the gap of the No mortise hinges, on three sides and a little extra across the bottom. With the build of the finish all gaps will be changed!
Still new to woodworking, this was my first real project, and learning exercise for me. To date my material of choice has been plywood. Poplar seemed the then next realistic medium to learn on. Having turned out better then anticipated, I regret not choosing maple. Next fall I should be able to enjoy the air dried maple and elm I harvested, and had milled this summer.
The project was constructed using cope and stick, to build the sides, doors, front and back panels. The final glue up required 16 bar clamps, and just over 40 biscuits. One more clamp was required but I was both out of clamps and surface area.