Before I go in to the bill of tools & materials its worth mentioning that having multiple eyeglasses, ear muffs and face masks around your work area is a good idea. Its one thing to intend to use safety equipment, human nature tends to urge us to proceed in to a 'quick job' without bothering to stop what we're doing and go find the correct safety wear. Its these 'quick jobs' that are most likely to result in accidents. I've found that by having a pair of glasses at every workstation I'm able to quick don the protection before starting work.
Quick run through some of the tools used to make this project
Materials used to make the box 8" Shiplap available from any lumber supplies outlet Oak veneer, I recommend Rockler 1/8" Aluminium sign for the faceplates Old glass bottle for the light housing 1" Oak board for the light end caps Assorted switches salvaged from broken electronics Wine cork for the feet.
Powertools used and recommended price on craigslist : ymmv Scroll saw :craigslist for $50 Band saw : craigslist for $40 Table saw : craigslist for $100 Hand drill : Yard sale for $5 - yay! Variable speed plunge Router: Rockler $dont ask - I was tired waiting for one to turn up on craigslist.. and guess what happened after I bought this (o; $150 is a good price for this model
Various hand tools for this or any project Square, sand paper, sanding block, Dowel center Selection of good woodworking drill bits Knife for cutting veneer Compass Hot glue gun.