After hours of ripping, crosscutting, jointing, assembling, sanding, gluing, sanding, pore-filling, sanding, staining, sanding, and restaining, this is what I was left with...
The carcase on the left hasn't been stained yet, so you can see the white dust left from the plaster I used as a pore filler (worked amazingly well)
So... this is my final project, after pore filling with Plaster, using a gel stain and 2 sprays of lacquer.
Ain't she a beauty?
As you can see from the light filtering through the clearances, I didn't have time to rip a back >.<
Look at that silky smooth top!
A detail of the moldings and dovetailed drawers. Apparently the stripe of stain down the joint is "traditional". I prefer showcasing the dovetails, personally, but meh...
The feet and base molding (a wee bit dusty)
The top drawer, with side detail... look at the shine off the gables!