Assembly of the main body continues, and is moving along quickly. For extra rigidity, I sank a series of wood screws into the top panel and up into the side walls. I then glued the bottom plate into place. Screws will be put into it once the glue dries.
Meanwhile, I cleaned up the outer rim of the pyramid and glued it into place. Lots of clamps and tape were used to make sure it was held in place firmly, and that any warping was pressed out.
Overall I'm very pleased with the progress on this so far. Next comes the no fun part, which is puttying out all of the wood grain. ugh, I hate that stuff!