David (Tue PM TG) –
I bought the American Cherry planks and the Hard Maple for the drawer sides in April 2012 and spent the first 6 weeks or so getting the design and drawings all worked out. 34 dovetailed corners and about 60 tenons and some assorted trenches later I’m glad its finally done – though I’m still not exactly sure what you’d call it – a cabinet with drawers?
I did spend a whole term making the moulding on top, which went through a dozen mock ups and prototypes. The finish is Danish Oil – around 8 or 9 coats. No individual part was especially difficult just about 3-4 years longer than I’d first anticipated!