It sat in the garage for over a week because I started having serious doubts about restoring the pile of firewood I saw before me. One afternoon Mr Garden and I were just hanging out in the garage finishing another project when he started fiddling around with the dresser. Before I knew it we had it all pulled apart and started putting the jigsaw puzzle back together.
Mr Garden scraping old glue out of the joints so we could re-glue and everything would fit flush.
The new back panel we purchased. Made from MDF.
Here she is all put back together and sanded, except for the drawers. It actually made for a pretty unique look.
And now with a few coats of paint and some gentle sanding.