This how it starts. A trip to the lumber yard with vague notion of what can become of these 8/4 walnut boards.
The cabinet will be tall, about 74". After several days of careful milling to remove some warping, I mark out the positions of mortises. The boards I'm using are not that special--they have some knots to deal with. After some head scratching, I think I can minimize the site lines to these "defects." I do love working with natural material...