For the cabinet construction, I decided to use 3/4″ MDF because I was familiar with the material from building subwoofer boxes. It paints well and is easy to work with.
The first step was to cut out all the large pieces I could be needing. The sides, front and inner shelf were the biggest pieces that needed cutting. I don’t have a lot of tools so all my cutting was done with either a jigsaw or a router.