This was my first big project I've ever done. It certainly didn't come out perfect, but man, was it easy. All wood (select white wood) was bought at Lowes and was around $80 for all the lumber. There is 3 coats of Minwax Provincial 211 and 4 coats of Minwax fast drying poly.
I had everything cut and put together in 3 hours. Its the staining and poly that takes the time. I've been asked to make some more for family and friends and can't wait to get started.