I find myslef with a little time tonight so I got a jump on lumber selection for a piece for my house. This one will take awhile as I am trying to do it along with 2 other pieces that are due to some folks by June. After I get the design settled I move to lumber selection; the material will be pecan. This guy has a lot of door and drawer real estate on the front view so I am starting with those.
Pecan has such a wonderful range of color. A recent piece for someone was restricted to the mostly cherry-like spectrum;
I wan't to use more of the maple-white to light-cherry red range with the figure exploited rather than ignored. This will have a fair amount of rail and stile structure (I want it to look like a "kitchen" piece but, not too boring) so there will be plenty of opportunity for smaller pieces with color changes running through them. I kind of lay the material out in lots and keep shuffling till I get a look that I like. Then I start marking things out and do the rough breakdown of parts.