finished the bottoms today and that was all she wrote.
as i thought, the AC plywood didn't stain as well as i had liked. i should have stayed w/ the oak plywood. suprisingly, the trim didn't take the stain well either. but...good enough for me, and i'll know better next time.
it's actually not a stain, but a tinted weatherproofer. it will match the other furniture and has a very similiar tint to the pine stands u get at the pet stores.
a couple of shelves i made for food. i'll mount them to one side of each stand when i get them in the house.
now...who's coming over to help me move these fat *********????