I BRIEFLY considered building my own stand and canopy for the cookie cutter 265. Once I factored in tools, mistakes, and supplies I just don't have the tenacity to do it. Is this related to the frame that you already built or finishing materials?
The frame is easy, my problem has been with having the right tools to cut the plywood. Home Depot does cuts, but not to the accuracy I need.
Quality furniture is built with cabinet saws and high quality tools. Rip jigs and cheap circular saws with lots of slop are not used, despite what youtube shows. Alot of those DIY tools are good for jobsite work, not furniture building.
Large pieces need to be properly supported so veneer is not damaged, which takes a large surface table saw. Mitre cuts are usually made with a mitre saw, a crosscut jig can be constructed, but these things take much longer with inadequate tools.
Many of the DIY tank stand builds use really poor construction techniques and liberal use of trim and finishing nails to hide inaccuracy from cuts made by the big box store. (Big box store cuts destroy the plywood veneer - they use framing blades for fast cuts, which ruins the wood for my purposes.)
IOW, the more I learned about proper woodworking and cabinet building, I realized my chance of success was not good without better tools. The cost of these tools makes the stand much more expensive than just buying a stand. More problematic is that I didn't factor in the build/setup time of these tools. I need tank space asap. I've got a little more than $125 into wood and tools so far, I would end up ahead if just buy a stand and take the loss.
However, I will probably get a table saw and try to finish this, even though I had never imagined woodworking as a hobby. This was actually enjoyable when it was warm outside, but my garage is not heated or ventilated and this is taking up a garage space.
Live and learn.