So this was my first ever attempt at working with wood, I had literally never even made a small box before. I definitely learned a lot on the way and kind of just winged it as I went. One thing is for sure I now have a strong hatred for dowels :) I was not precise enough when drilling the holes for the dowels in the face frame so on one or two of the boards there is a little hump. I use 3/4 inch oak plywood for the shelves and the bottom and top of the cabinets. For the face from I used solid oak. The only wood working tools I had at the time were a table saw and miter saw and I had no idea about the different kind of joints available which is why I used dowels for the face frame and to hold the shelves up.