Whispering Woodworks

Maryland Corner Cabinet - Frederick County
     This corner cabinet was built as a reproduction of a family original that was believed to have been built by a cabinetmaker in Frederick County Maryland in the early 1800's.  Using pictures of the original piece and measurements from a reproduction that the customer's father had made about 25 years ago, I was able to work out the plans and dimensions for this piece.  This cabinet was built from a matched set of solid black Walnut - including a beautiful set of walnut crotch pieces for the cabinet doors and drawer fronts.  The cabinet rests on a pair of turned bun feet. The lower section of the cabinet features a cabinet with an interior shelf and a set of three drawers above the cabinet. The upper section is divided with three large shelves with scalloped fronts and a fourth smaller shelf at the top.  The front of the upper section is covered with a large set of cathedral shaped glass doors. The upper doors feature curved mullions and muntins in the upper section and are fitted with individual panes of handblown reproduction glass. The upper glass doors, cupboard doors and drawers are all lockable with reproduction locks - brass reproduction hardware is used throughout. The overall size of the cabinet can be customized to your space requirements and storage needs. This cabinet could easily be built from Maple, Walnut, Mahogany or Cherry.  

The dimensions of the corner cabinet are approximately 94" high x 51" wide (maximum cabinet width excluding molding)  x 25" deep - these dimensions can be customized to meet specific requirements.
Constructed from a matched set of highly figured black walnut
Upper and lower cabinets are separated at waist for transportation and moving.
Traditional joinery and construction is used throughout.
The glass doors feature pinned mortise and tenon construction with twenty individual panes of handblown reproduction glass.  
Upper cabinet shelves have a scrolled front edge and plate grooves along the back edges.
Reproduction quality brass hardware and hinges, lockable doors and drawers.
Lower cabinet doors feature highly figured walnut crotch raised panels
Upper glass doors have arched top panes.
The drawers feature handcut dovetail joints and solid poplar bottoms
The back is constructed from shiplapped walnut boards.
Turned bun foot base.
The piece was finished with a hand rubbed wiping varnish, buffed and waxed to a warm satiny glow.

Detail views showing the lower case with drawers and crotch walnut panels

Upper cabinet showing the scrolled front on the shelves.