Cabinet wood species advice
Hey everyone new here but very excited to have joined. I have a very outdated kitchen that is in need of some updating. It's a smaller size which fueled my motivation to want to make my own cabinets. I have a lot of experience in construction and carpentry and power tools as I build new homes as well as renovate and all that good stuff. But I am new to the world of woodworking and stuff like that.
My question is what species of wood is good to go with. I want something cheap obviously but I want to stain the wood a dark brown. Im just not sure what will be strong enough and look great. Was thinking of making it out of plywood and then putting on veneer edgebanding. But can I get a veneer that will take a stain to matchcrye rest of my cabinets. I'm sure I sound like a noob here but I have to start somewhere and want to make my first( practice set) for my garage and then do kitchen ones. Thanks in advance for steering me in the right direction.