|Project by chobbs66||posted 06-26-2009 08:27 PM||1636 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
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