Alright, here's a design related question. I've been searching for ideas for a sideboard for our dining room. The cherry Amana Furniture Factory sideboard we have is too small and I've been wanting to build one anyway. Yesterday I found one that inspired me to design something similar. My version is drawn 86" long and 38" high. The original is the same length but only 27 1/2" high.
The original is made of "ancient, mature" spruce. I'm thinking ash, maple or cherry.