Yeah, couldn't get walnut ply and wanted the light backdrop. This thing is going to be against a wall forever, and chocked full of clothes. I doubt I'll ever see the back. Additionally, when I purchased the ply the tie drawer was going to be hidden by the walnut doors, so you were going to open the doors for a figured/Burl maple drawer front with the maple backing. Obviously that maple peek-a-boo was thrown out with the bath water when design #2 won out. We'll see if I regret the maple back years from now, but back panels are like drawer bottoms for me.
I had had a wood showcase with my wife and brother, and they both voted bubinga over cherry, figured maple, and curly walnut, and sapele. The curly walnut or a gnarly crotch walnut is my second choice for a drawer front if the bubinga doesn't pan out. I struggle with contrast. I feel like it is a novice move--which I am--to mix woods for high level contrast. I know we could look at a bunch of examples where maple and walnut look beautiful together, but most of the time it's over done and heavy handed in its execution. Marc's work with bubinga and wenge is pretty cool, so I envisioned this as a lesser version of those pieces. Walnut isn't as stark of a contrast as wenge, and it's a 90:10 ratio where as Marc's was 50:50. Then again, the whole point of a contrasting drawer front came from design #1, so it might make sense to scrap it and do 100% walnut front. The drawer is the last thing I'm doing on this project, so I'll probably make two fronts and put it to a vote.
haha! What the hell? I linked the cover from See no evil, hear no evil. It showed for me when I posted then died after refreshing.
^ that's the link, your embedding code is drunk on this site.
We watched Willy Wonka a week ago or so and the boat tunnel scene scared the crap out of my kid. When I was little, that scene freaked me out too.
I remember liking this one, but I haven't seen it in decades.