I got the dresser into the room last night, and like all the other pieces of furniture I've built, my cat decided to give it a test run.
Aside from the mishap with the drawer fronts, I thought this project was a good one. It's by far the largest single piece I've made, but not the most expensive in terms of material cost. That's still my router table, mostly because of the cost of the router plate and I needed a lot of plywood and MDF to put that together. This one only required a little more than a sheet of 3/4" ply, a sheet of 1/2" ply, and a couple sheets of 1/4" ply along with the solid pine, which isn't that expensive.
I might have to think about getting some other colors of the dye I used to try on future projects. One of the best surprises I got on this project was how the finish just popped when I put the clear finish over the dye. It was so drab and dull with just the dye on, and everything came to life with the polyurethane on it.
After I work on building my shop stuff, I have to get back on track with finishing up furnishings for my room. I have my nightstand, a bookcase, and built-in storage for the closet to build. I think I might work in a blanket case as well, but I don't want to use up all the floor space in my room. I like the openness that the room has now, and I want to keep it that way as much as I can.
I have just about a full week of work lined up next week already, so woodworking is going to turn into a late afternoon/weekend thing, but I think that I'll be able to get things done.