This was my first big scale project that took me about four months to complete working on weekends and a few days taking off work. I used cherry wood and cherry plywood for the entire project. The piece is actually 6 separte pieces 3 bottom cabinets and 3 top shelve units. The middle is 6 inchs taller and 4 inches deeper then the sides. I sized the middle to fit my 52 inch tv. The fluted columns were a great learning experience. Total cost was around 1100 dollars. It wasnt cheap but it was very rewarding and gave me a lot of confindence for future projects.