It's been 13 years since I attempted a piece of furniture, but finally did something for the babies room and was happy how it turned out so I thought I'd share.
We bought him a nice bedroom set, but wanted an extra low book shelf that would fit under his window and double as an end table. It's an awkward size for a real piece of furniture (more of a console table) so I decided to DIY.
The existing dresser he has has a nice dark gray leg design that I decided to copy so it would all hang together:
Built everything out of pine since I wasn't sure how bad I'd ruin it and knew it was mostly getting painted, but wished I had gotten a nicer wood for the legs to match. Used pocket holes with plugs for most of the joinery so that nothing was left visible.
I was pretty happy how it turned out, made a couple mistakes (like shooting a nail into one of the hidden pocket screws and having it shoot out the side panel) but glad it was an excuse to buy $1000 worth of tools for a $80 bookshelf.