The toughest part for us was getting very accurate cuts, which is important for a project like this. But if you have a wood shop or even a work bench, and the proper tools, this project will be a breeze. We worked with what we had, which was a hand saw, wood glue and nails. We bought the precut "hobby" wood at Home Depot and then cut pieces from there.
We didn't have a plan when we started, and just made decisions as went along. That was my favorite part of this project, I liked working without a plan. When we finished, the result was a total surprise!
I'm still going to look out for a storage drawer that might work for a project like this. If I happen to find one, I'll update!