This is looking great! Keep us posted on progress. I love this kind of project because it's pretty do-able for most hobbyists and everybody adds their own unique details to it.
Thanks Blake, and yes its pretty do-able even with basic tools. I've used a circular saw, 3/8 drill, sabre saw, and a cheap hand mitre saw on a portable bench made of two sawhorses and an old door. Believe me, if I can do this, then pretty much anyone can.