A lady and her friend each wanted a small simple cabinet with an open space at the top, and some other specifics about drawers and a door with the space behind. I used some very nice Black Cherry that I was fortunate to find. Not a complicated cabinet, but I did have some considerations integrating the allowable movement solid wood construction with the design requirements. The area of the country in which the cabinets will be used, is considerably damper during certain times of the year, compared to where I live and work.
Of the many types of hardwoods that I normally build furniture out of, I would say that Cherry is one of the more predictable ones to work with.
Delivering the work enabled a rare trip down to Shikoku in southern Japan, a place that has some amazing feats of engineering highway bridges.