OK, here are a few more pics.
I made a mess!
Color of the stain-
Here is the revised structure-
Here are the tools I have used so far
Man I'm pooped. I still have to attach another door, put on some molding to hide the ugliness, stain the whole thing 2 times, and put a few layers of polycrylic on it.
Total cost, around $150.
Not including the new tools I just HAD to have.