You will need:
Walnut hollow wood panel-8.99$
Woodsies 6pc wood slats-2.99$
Self adhesive felt-1.09$
Paint or Stain, sandpaper, wood filler, hand saw or jig saw with a fine wood blade, and good wood glue.
Step 1: Gather, Fill, and Cut
Time for the cuts. Take the three best looking slats and set them aside for the back and two sides of the tower. Measure and cut 1 1/2" off the ends of the other three slats (one at a time or stack them and cut once). Those will be the inner slats. Take the best looking of the three slats and set it aside for the front. Cut another 1 1/2" of of the other end of the two slats left (those will be the top and bottom). Cut off the corners from the remaining wood on three sides (for a total of 6 triangles for use as in re slat braces) and cut a 1" x 5/8" rectangle from the remaining end for 2 legs of the tower.
Step 2: Cut Felt
Step 3: Assemble, Paint, Stain
Assembly: take your back piece and measure from the bottom of the back to the top of the tray, make a mark as a guide. Glue your sides on from that mark (the bottom of the back piece will sit on the table while the bottom edge of the side pieces will sit on the tray). Make sure they are square, place the front piece in place without glue to assure everything is square and that you can get the front into place later. Let dry. Glue bottom into place, let dry. Place the front into place without glue and use it as a guide to glue the top into place, gently remove front and let top dry. Glue your braces into place, the top set down 1/8" from the top opening lip, the bottom set tight to the bottom piece, and the middle set to the slat itself (carful to keep them square so that slat will fit into the tower later). Let it all dry. Glue inner slats into place, top and bottom to the sides on the tower and to the tops of the braces. The middle slat will be glued to the inside of the front piece of the tower in the middle. Let dry. Paint the inside of the tower and front piece, let dry, stick felt to inner slats, glue front piece into place, let dry. Glue legs onto the bottom of the side pieces. Make sure they stay square and are a tight fit. Let dry.
Step 4: Finishing Up
Extras include: felt feet for the bottom of the tray .99$ And decorative metal corners from Tim Holtz 8.99$