My brother wanted to try his hand at woodworking so he picked a shelving unit out of a catalog that he liked for us to use as the design (see last picture). Our version is 72” tall, 15.75” deep, 46” wide with 16” from the top of any shelf to the bottom of the next. It is made using 3/4” oak plywood glued back to back to create shelves that are 1.4” thick. Faces were edge banded with ~1/8” oak strips cut on a table saw. The next to last picture is prior to staining. The unit was stained with a General Finishes Java wiping gel stain. Once that fully cures we will spray it with some lacquer or polyurethane for durability and a semi-gloss look. This was a really fun project because my brother and I got to work together on everything. I think he can really be proud of his first woodworking project!
UPDATE: The last picture is from 11/12 now that it is being used in his office.