I made this dresser for a young lady who has never had any furniture unless it came from IKEA. Time to mix it up a little. She was very delighted. The bulk of the dresser is poplar plywood with decorative birch trim. I had trouble matching the paint color she wanted so I experimented by buying paint as close as I could find to the shade of grey she wanted and then mixed it with paint I had in the shop until I got the desired result. I'm no master at mixing paints. I simply got lucky. I traced out the decorative top using my wife's China serving platter and then routered the edge. Turned out OK and my wife was none the wiser.