Some time back I posted a SketchUp model of a wall hanging tool cabinet I intended to build in which I could house my precious hand tools. I am finished with everything except actually hanging all the tools, particularly in the doors. But I thought you might want a peek anyway. It is made from tiger maple and mahogany. I have one little problem; the left door is mounted with a sag and piano hinges don't allow for adjustments as cabinet doors do. If I can't find a simple solution I will have to re-hang it.
Believe it or not, I paid about $1 a bd ft for the material. I almost never pay more than $2 bd ft for any of my wood. I have cultivated local sources and even cut my own on occasion. See http://www.srww.com/blog/?p=28 for a better explanation.
The project requires approximately 70 bd ft depending on your estimate of waste.
I never keep track of my hours since this is a hobby and this project dragged on due to other family events and trips. Also, there is a lot of hand dovetailing, hand planing and hand sanding in this project, which takes quite a while. If I gave you an estimate of time it would be a pure guess. That said, maybe 60 hours. But that is 60 hours of pure joy! ;>)
That's really awesome!! The tiger maple is spectacular. And I like the overall design. How many of those dovetails were hand cut? Cause it seems like you've pretty much got them down. Again it really looks great.