I built this buffet cabinet so that I could move our microwave off of the kitchen counter and have extra storage for kitchen items we don't use day to day. All of the wood is reclaimed, accept the trim around the decorative metal work on the door which I purchased from the local hardware store. The majority is Pallet wood, the frame, sides and top; the drawers are reclaimed from old shelves. This project did take some time, about 40 hours, most of it was in dismantling and sanding the pallet wood. I did not remove the nails from the pallets. I just cut through them and left them in place. I think it adds a lot of character to the finished product. All the pallet wood was rough cut and not square which made for some challenges when assembling. Mostly in regard to the drawers not shutting flush to the front but I was able to work that out in the end. Here is a list of the Ryobi tools I used on this project. belt sander, palm sander, miter saw, reciprocating saw, One+ circle saw, One+ 18volt Drill In closing I would say working with pallet wood is great but for something this size, wood from the local hardware store would have made it a little easier. Over all the Buffet has made a nice addition to our kitchen and breakfast nook and I find we are using daily. Most importantly my wife is happy.