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Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« on: June 05, 2011, 10:18:32 PM »
Here are a few photos of a restoration of an Eastern shore of Virginia Corner cupoard which has been cut off by probably about 15"

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 08:45:03 PM »
The bottom door would have had two additional panels ( probably square) added to the height. Our customer does not want the panels replaced.

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 11:30:47 AM »
Hmmmmm, well, one of the things thats always struck me about these cupboards is, their perfect proportions, which is lost on this cupboard. If it was mine, i'd have the bottom restored. Whats the reason for not doing so?

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 07:59:58 PM »
I would not say that the perfect proportions are lost. Proportions should be considered by their surroundings and the space they will occupy. I would not recommend a 86" desk and bookcase for a 14' ceiling. Plus I want to eat next week.

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 04:26:59 PM »
I think the proportions could be restored by adding a board under the bottom cabinet door, probably same thickness as the board above that door. Something worth trying in a drawing program.

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 10:18:14 PM »
Final ceiling height restricts adding the panels. The bottom section has rotted off front and back. Cost is a factor. I will do nothing that can not be reversed at a latter date.
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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2011, 07:20:10 AM »
yep, modern living spaces dont always agree with antique pieces. I see this alot, particularly with victorian furniture which tended to be quite massive and looks a bit odd in smaller settings.

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011, 03:09:24 PM »
Final ceiling height restricts adding the panels. The bottom section has rotted off front and back. Cost is a factor. I will do nothing that can not be reversed at a latter date.

I wasn't talking about adding panels, just a separator board like the one above the bottom panels and below the upper panels.

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 09:22:41 PM »
Pam, Are you meaning a rail below the bottom door but above the bottom mold? If so good idea and it will happen. If not please let me know what you mean I am dense most times. Jeff

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2011, 05:12:17 PM »
Pam, Are you meaning a rail below the bottom door but above the bottom mold? If so good idea and it will happen. If not please let me know what you mean I am dense most times. Jeff

Yes, I think the "rail" description is the best, and is what I was talking about.

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2011, 07:04:06 PM »
Pam,
My descriptions are quite cryptic. Rail - Horizontal    Stile - Vertical    I do apologize if I confuse terminologisiums, but i do agree with your below bottom door stretcher idea. Thanks

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2011, 08:52:00 PM »
Pam, I was not meaning to be disrespectful. I enjoy working on most aspects of period furniture and figure everyone else should also. If you don't enjoy what you do then why do it. I do enjoy the big money it brings in (Ha ha)

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2011, 09:15:06 PM »
Yeah, I'm getting rich to, this month I almost paid all the bills.

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Re: Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2011, 12:28:22 AM »
Pam, I was not meaning to be disrespectful. I enjoy working on most aspects of period furniture and figure everyone else should also. If you don't enjoy what you do then why do it. I do enjoy the big money it brings in (Ha ha)

I thought only that we were having a problem communicating, no disrespect taken.

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