I made this a built-in cabinet instead of freestanding. I am so in love with how it turned out. My 15 year old daughter helped me build it, and we couldn't be happier. The total cost for this was around $300. The wood itself was only $200, but my drill died on me, so I had to get a new one. (Poor me, right?)
This new built-in has changed the whole look of my dining room. I just wish I had done this a year ago!