Thanks for the advice guys. Here are the finished results of the microwave stand and a cabinet I built. The bottom of the stand is where we keep all of our pots and pans, actually turned out the stand was way bigger than needed for the pots and pans so we managed to fit all of my wife's bakeware in there too on a little half shelf I put in there, and the cabinet is basically our pantry because our apartment doesn't have a pantry. We opted out of the shelf liner on anything and every inch of both is covered in a few coats of polycrylic and after a few months of cooking with the pots and pans neither of us is sick so i'm guessing we're gonna be fine lol. I'm quite pleased with the stand all told considering I only have access to a circular saw as far as my cutting needs go. The cabinet not so much, the inside board of the right door is bowed like a mofo and this somehow escaped my notice until I started staining it at which point it was too late for me to replace the board, but it does what we need it to for now. One day I'll remake the door. Eventually or at some point I am going to put some kind of design onto the doors as I've mentioned in another post of mine, but that's for another day probably far away.