I have been asked to see if I can reproduce, or come close to reproducing a cabinet that somebody I go to church with saw in a magazine. The cabinet itself doesn't look too difficult and pretty straight forward construction. Fortunately the magazine included the overall dimensions of the cabinet. I remember reading somewhere, and I don't recall exactly where, about a process where you can take pictures with a few base measurements figure out what the other dimensions of the project are, such as drawer size, rail and style width, etc.
The person requesting this has a large stack of Walnut her father had cut and dried before he passed and would like it used. Her concern is that there is not enough wood to turn into this cabinet. I have not yet seen the pile as it's currently in West Virginia. The plan at the moment is for me to try and figure out how much wood I would need and if they have enough before transporting it back to Virginia. I've showed her to calculate the board feet and she has a good grasp on it, but now I have to figure out how much I'll actually need.