I’m finally back from Italy (what a beautiful country…and excellent food!) and I finished the Dumont buffet for my daughter (4 coats of paint outside and none inside which I think gives a special look when the doors are opened). I shared pictures of it earlier in it's unfinished state here. I reinforced the base because it was too shaky, given the weight it has to sustain (2 sheets of Russian plywood). I looked a different solutions and I finally opted to “double” each portion of the base, from the inside, with 1’’ birch and it is now solid enough, believe me.