I have the cabinet finished now except for the polyurethane top coats. I should have it working by mid-week. Here are a few pictures of the finishing steps. First is Debbie applying the stain to the front. http://hometown.aol.com/ipoweret/images/staining.jpg She is much better at this kind of thing than I. You will notice the base is not the dowels that are in the plans. I wanted something with a bigger scale to give some weight to the bottom of the cabinet visually. http://hometown.aol.com/ipoweret/images/basestain.jpg Finally, here's yours truely standing behind the finished box. For scale I'm 6'/ 220 so you can get some idea of how large this is. http://hometown.aol.com/ipoweret/images/subbuilder.jpg I also had the idea that if I had added faux doors to the front this would have looked a lot like one of those Chinese campaign chests that are very chic. Debbie agreed that it would have looked nice. Oh well, maybe the next one... BTW, I am very sorry for the really crappy AOL servers. They are a joke but thats all I have right now.