I built these for my daughter's 22nd birthday, after she showed me a set of night stands that resembled these from the site. They were my first furniture woodworking project I have ever done. I did add a set of gussets at the bottom, below the bottom shelf. I had to rip the 2x2's for this project, as I can't find any where around that sells them. I opted for a paint brush finish on the body to give it an antique look. I used 7 coats of polycrylic to give the shelves some depth. I just loved how the stain shows off the grain and knots in the wood.
My daughter loved them when I revealed them on her birthday.