We chose Birch ply for the large expanses of shelf to cut down on unwanted sound vibrations. Birch has a beautiful, subtle grain that stains very nicely to match the Cherry.
Notches for the back panels of the lower shelves.
All the Cherry facing and verticals cut and sanded.
Facing the shelves with Cherry. Glued and nailed. Building this with the Gibbs' grandson in mind - you know he'll be climbing it like a ladder some day.
Four out of 7 shelves completed. Assembly of the unit should start on Saturday. I'll be gone to WI with Ana while Chad finishes it. So, I guess we'll just have to make a family visit again once I get back. Besides, it will be cool to see the entertainment unit with the TV, books, and such all moved in.