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Reinstating an Edwardian kitchen display cabinet

November 26, 2011

Our kitchen has several original features; the most used by far is the pine dresser.

The original display cabinet above the kitchen dresser

Unfortunately, the dresser should be accompanied by a display cabinet for storing and displaying plates, cups and possibly copper kitchenware.

The display cabinet would have just sat on the pine worktop and simply been screwed to the supporting wall.

Unbelievably, I know our dresser had a display cabinet because I can still see the marks on the worktop where the sides of the display cabinet once stood.

My task over Christmas 2011 is to reinstate a reproduction display cabinet to the precise design of the original. I have once again been very lucky because a neighbour has an original display cabinet (see photo above). A couple of years ago I was able to photograph it and take detailed measurements of the design.

Close up of the original front frame

This introductory post just explains what I’m aiming to achieve. After Christmas I’ll show you how the project turned out. It’s not a complicated project but one I’ve been meaning to do for a while, as you can tell by the 2010 date stamp on the photo!

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