I mostly finished my desk/workspace. I think it looks good. You can see pictures of it here: http://picasaweb.google.com/sfriederichs/DeskPics?feat=directlink
I totaled up the cost for the materials. Not tools or time, just materials. The new things I bought came out to about $340, but I also used some wood from my old desk. I'll figure about $60 for that and put the materials cost about around $400, plus about a full week of time spent on it. Don't even ask about the tools and miscellaneous consumables (staining pads, etc). Tools are worth it, but consumables are just something you have to live with.