There's nothing like starting a new project. I just made a trip up to CP Johnson Lumber in Elkwood, VA where I picked up a beautiful batch of curly maple for building a desk and credenza. The bulk of the wood is from the same log which is nice when it comes to the color and figure consistency of the pieces. Chris (owner of the business) has some really nice stuff. He travels all over (PA, NY, etc.) scouting out and picking the best quality stuff he can find. His inventory shows it. Chris also has a unique product...quartersawn poplar...perfect for drawer sides and other applications where secondary wood stability is needed.
Every part of a build is important. Design and wood selection are a couple of my favorites, and now I can't wait to dive in.