I built this dresser for my wife (girlfriend at the time). We were looking to buy one but didnt want to buy any cheap china dressers so we decided to build a cheap pine dresser. This was my first take at making solid panels. I glued and pocket hole screwed 3 pieces of pine to make the sides and top. I remember rushing to get this project done and did not take the time to properly flatten my glued panels. Once again this was a good “dont do it this way” learning experiences to look back on. I wanted a darker stain to match her current furniture so I used a Minwax Red Mahogany. This was also a “dont stain pine this way you idiot” learning experience. Obviously cheap yellow pine does not like dark stains and is crazy blotchy. I did not know it at the time. I ended up coating the finish on incredibly thick and letting the blistering Mississippi summer sun dry the finish. Same thing with a Poly top coat. Honnestly it was a horrible way to finish the project but it turned out a lot better than expected. The finish still looks great today but the sides have developed some warping. The second to last picture shows the same batch of wood as a computer desk. Same thing with the stain. The desk was built to size to match a piece of former table glass. And the last picture is a matching dry erase board. Simple picture frame with a routed shelf for markers. I took apart a Wal-Mart dry erase board for the parts.
-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com