North Carolina Corner Cupboard

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Project by chobbs66 posted 1840 days ago 1524 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a reproduction of an 18th century corner cupboard from Northeastern North Carolina (Perquimans County, it is in the Bivins book if anyone is interested).

Materials: Black walnut with Cypress secondary wood. Hardware from Londerry brasses(hinges) and Ball and Ball(locks).

Finish: Aniline dye and Orange Shellac.

Dimensions: 92” H X 48” W approx.

Big thanks to my Dad (Ben Hobbs) as he had the idea to have me and my brothers come back home to make 4 of these (one for each of us). We built the carcases and put together the doors during a week in January 2006, then I finished it up at home.

This project has more history to it as my Dad harvested the wood from a location very close to the location the original has been housed since the early 1800’s. It is great to have a piece in my home that shares my early Quaker settler roots from Perquimans County, NC.

My wife had no problems finding things to put in it… Mostly items that have been stored away since our wedding.

I’m pleased the way it turned out. Thanks, Cal

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#1 posted 1840 days ago

Very nice ,great looking cabinet. Nice history as well, thanks sharing the post!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 1840 days ago

Gorgeous, Cal!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1840 days ago

very nice work and well executed. it really caught my eye.

-- Dominique Barbier - Dallas, TX

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#4 posted 1840 days ago

Very impressive cabinet! You did a beautiful job on this piece. Gret idea your dad had that all the brothers got one. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 1840 days ago

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 1840 days ago

Very nice

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 1839 days ago

Exttremely handsome! And with the nicely documented provenance, it is certain to become an exceptional heirloom.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 1839 days ago

Hey Cal
A classic warm wonderful color a timeless design As good as it gets fantastic. very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1131 days ago

Nice looking cupboard.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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