This is my first project - the Logan Media center large base. It has been a process - I live in a small apartment and have no access to a garage. I cut the wood at my parents' house and then brought it home and started building. I have been working on it slowly in my guest bedroom since August, doing what I can, then researching the next step and getting supplies and doing it. It seems like everything was pretty challenging (I bought the wrong kind of hinges twice before getting the ones I wanted!) but I am SO happy with how it turned out!
I used red oak plywood and dimensional lumber. General Finishes EF Espresso stain and a General Finishes semi-gloss poly. The espresso was amazing! Easy to work with, easy to clean up, hardly any smell, and turned out beautiful! The picture is really dark and doesn't show the beautiful richness of the color.