I am debating on building storage lockers for out entry way. Something similar to what Pottery Barn offers.
The question that comes to mind with projects like this or any furniture type is what material to use? If a nice finish is desired (ie. Cherry), is it better to use all natural materials or a wood laminate to glue on a some particle board (like most furniture company's now do)?
My considerations would be cost and ease of use. I don't do much woodworking, just small projects like this when time permits. I'm always afraid of spending too much money on a big piece of wood and then making a bad cut and pretty much throwing that money down the drain.