I started this bookshelf back in February of 2010 as a birthday gift for my girlfriend. Needless to say it took me some time to get around to finishing it. None the less, it's done...sort of. Aside from screwing in the top shelf, the three other shelves need about 2 more coats of finish. This was my first attempt at trying to incorporate panels, into my piece. It isn't perfect, but I've learned quite a bit from it.