This project was a labor of love for sure. It took me an hour here, an hour there over the course of several months before I finally finished it. I have never felt so proud of something I built, and I truly could not have done it without the plans written up on this site! Thank you so very much for the service you provide with your free plans!
I started with rough-cut American walnut from a guy's basement. It had been stored for over 50 years in a nice dry climate. After planing it, running it through a jointer, and trimming off the crooked parts with my table saw, I was able to get everything to line up pretty well. I will say the drawers sure gave me a run for my money! Those are so difficult to get perfect!
The stain I used is a Kona stain from Varathane. I truly couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out.