I just finished building this farmhouse dresser and am so happy with it. i wanted to make it look old so i distressed it using various tools and this video was great help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iotye7dvAQ I used the tea and vinegar stain at first but it didnt come out exactly what I had wanted so to fix this i just rubbed some oil based chocolate coloured stain over top. It came out a but darker than I had originally wanted but am still pleased with it.
It took about 5 or 6 weeks start to finish but I mostly worked on it during the weekend.
All of it was pine except for the side panels and inside the drawers were spruce plywood. The top i used rough pine to give it a little extra character.
Tea and vinegar stain then 1 coat of chocolate stain with 2 coats of satin poly.