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Note 1: The cabinet has not yet been "finished" -- i just wanted to see what it would look like -- i have to remove everything and put many coats of polyeurethane on to give it some sheen and protect the wood.
Note 2: It's significantly darker than I planned/wanted -- I tested dozens of stain formulas but in the end i got carried away. I think lighter would have been more interesting but perhaps this will turn out to be ok.
Note 3: You'll notice on the top view two black lines -- that was a last minute improvisation to fix what were white-unstained lines caused by wood putty between the face frame and carcass, and white glue connecting to strips of veneer on the plywood.
Note 4: If you look at photo 2 you can see gray dots where nail holes are -- I made a big mistake by filling nail holes and gaps with "stainable" (hah!) wood putty before staining. Bad mistake. I've since learned the proper way to do it is to sink the nails, then stain, THEN fill with colored crayon, etc. I did what i have done when painting when the putty can be sanded down and covered -- not appropriate for staining.