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Painted wine cabinet

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My grandson has requested that I build for him a wine cabinet, similar in style to the typical IKEA furniture (IOW, pretty plain). My initial idea is to build the cabinet with birch plywood, with edges trimmed with poplar. Finish is to be a satin black.

I've never been very pleased with my results at painted furniture, so I'm asking here for some tips/advice on how to proceed, materials to use, etc.
All help will be much appreciated!
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Personally, I would use MDF...
I understand the potential advantages of MDF, but think I'll stick to plywood for this project. My grandson is a chef and changes jobs and homes with some regularity, so I want the piece(s) to be really durable.
Rather than poplar for trim, would select pine provide a better finish? I've read several articles that say poplar is rather difficult to get a fine paint finish.
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