When I designed it I felt that this project begged for nicer wood rather than that of the nearby lumber yards so I decided to order from a place in Pennsylvania called Groff & Groff Lumber. When it comes to drying lumber, air drying tends to be the best. The wood generally has to sit for years before it is to the preferred moisture content, retaining its color and vibrancy. Most companies, however, don't want to wait this long. Kiln drying is much faster but can compromise the color of the wood, especially walnut which tends to end up a dull grey/brown. Groff's process is a compromise of these techniques. They kiln dry their wood but they don't steam the walnut, allowing the wood to retain its variation of purples, browns, deep reds, and lighter sap wood. When I was ordering from Groff, the man helping me even sent iphone photos so I could see the boards. Pretty good service I'd say.
If anyone has a suggestion for what to name the piece please send it my way. I think it warrants a name (other than boring old Cabinet) but I can't put my finger on just what. So far people have come up with Chocolate Milk, 2%, To the Moon Alice, and Out to Stud. Apparently, it reminds people of dairy products and the Honeymooners.
The piece is currently for sale to anyone and everyone looking to add a bright piece of flair to their home. It measures 40" wide, 34" tall, and 14" deep. The primary wood is all walnut and the glass was hand-cut from original window panes reclaimed from a house built in the 1700s.
Have a look-see at my process to get a insider's view at what is holding the whole thing together.