Donna and Roger:
I have apologized to my Burro
for that "refrigerator" remark, but as you noted, there is something to it. As a woodworker I'd love to be let loose on the thing, but my wife likes it as light
and airy as it is and I'd like to keep the weight
down too. My master plan is to incrementally sneak more wood into it, hopefully without her noticing my sinister plan.
Part of the plan is to stop using the honduras mahogany and use something light-colored like maple. Eventually I'd like to take those five curved compartment doors and make frame and panel replacements for them (see picture). A formidable woodworking challenge, but I can visualize the results. It helps to have no compunction about changing the original items.