Now I had set a initial goal of building this in a day. That just never panned out but I didn't take for granted some of the details that went into putting this together. I think if I were to build another one of these, then a day, a long day, is do-able. This time it's going to work out to about 2 and 1/2 days, but it's what the piece calls for and I don't want to shortchange the work simply because I put up some arbitrary time goal.
The other day I built the carcass with dovetailed corners and prepped the dados, I also built and dovetailed a two boards together to make the small saw till. The I got the main carcass glued up. Today I came back and started with a little sanding and then glued the small till into place.
To build the back I needed to resaw some of the 1x pine down to around 3/8" thick. Here's where my shop feels inadequate, because to resaw it's best to use a band saw, and my band saw looks like this.