roach711 wrote:I did give them a good going over with my random orbit sander before brushing on the polyurethane so the edges are nicely eased but not rounded over like yours. Frankly, the veneer is so thin that I was afraid I'd tear it out with the router. Besides, my garage is so chaotic with this project that I can't even get to my router table!
Every woodworking project that I've stained looked....wrong, so these days when I want a dark piece I use dark wood and a clear finish. Dark colors tend to make a space look smaller so in a small space like this I like light colors. I even considered using birch ply with a water based finish to get a nearly white look but I already had a good bit of oak plywood and some left over oil based poly so I went with the oak and oil finish throughout.
I also like the way you made the cabinets. If you want to dress them up a little and hide the plywood edges you could just get some 3/4" wood outside corner molding. I used quite a bit of that stuff and it adds a nice "finished" look for very little cost or effort. I just tacked mine on with finish nails and sometimes a bit of glue for high use areas.