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By the way, is spruce plywood easy to work with? Or should I spend a little bit more and go for birch?

Birch is a good wood to use. It will take almost any color of stain well and will finish out very nice. There are several grades of Birch plywood. High quality Birch 3/4" plywood can make some nice furniture.
I've never used any Spruce plywood to my knowledge. I don't think it's readily available in my area.

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Birch is a good wood to use. It will take almost any color of stain well and will finish out very nice. There are several grades of Birch plywood. High quality Birch 3/4" plywood can make some nice furniture.
Got it.
And what would I have to do to hide the plywood sides? Glue some sort of strips on the sides?
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Got it.
And what would I have to do to hide the plywood sides? Glue some sort of strips on the sides?
There are several ways to hide the plywood edges.
You can miter the edge so that no edge plus are visible.
You can add a strip of solid wood to your edges during your construction.
You can add a thin strip of matching wood veneer after assembly.
You can add a beauty mold to hide the edge.

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covering the plywood edges

On my shelving project, http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/b...4/#post1248114
I cut thin strips of Poplar to cover the edges after I built the units:

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Got it.
And what would I have to do to hide the plywood sides? Glue some sort of strips on the sides?
I see you are not using You Tube for your research.
Treating the edge of plywood is called edge banding.
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...y=edge+banding
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