I thnk your stand looks great, way over built, but great looking.
If your looking to build a couple more still, I would offer this advice
1. If you use oak/oak ply, use a light colored stain - it will look more natural with the grain.
2. If you like the darker stains, use a tighter grained wood.
3. Pre-conditioners work wonders to ensure that your stain is nice and even, especially on mis matched woods and soft woods. (you did excellent with making yours even btw)
If I ever get around to putting a journal together, my stand is 4-5 different woods and its pretty hard to tell them apart on initial inspection. All courtesy of the pre-conditioner. Although my doors kind of suck. The wife wouldn't let me get the good stuff to make em...
Nice job though, is always better to look at it later on and say - Yeah, I built that...