Once again, THIS is what I started with.
Then I realized my design could potentially be found –in the core of– this cabinet. Obviously, I’ll have to make adjustments –but it could be done!
1st– I needed to lop off the ugly, boxy, valanced top to shorten it, which you can see in the upper picture.
2nd– I had to re-figure the 3 sectional depths. My original design plan descended from 14″ to 11″ to 8″ —this cabinet 16½” deep, reduced to 12½” to 8½”.
I used painter’s tape to give a better visual while I was trying to re-plan the sections, and then make the cuts~and I traced the painter’s TAPE ROLL to make those soft curves!
This is the header I bought looong ago at A Classy Flea on a trip to Atlanta. It was wAy too long/wide for my project and had to be cut down–but isn’t it just perfect!?!
I used some of the scrap wood cut off’s to create the rail the header will sit on/attach to. (picture collage below) The easiest thing was to use a section of the original front face-frame, or, stile.
*STILES are the vertical pieces and RAILS are the horizontal pieces you see in the frame work of doors and cabinetry.
In the collage below, you can see my very sophisticated re-configuration process to keep the decorative ends of the header. ; D
I’ll leave things here for this post with these “upper” alterations.
Hope you’re finding this interesting and will come back for the 2nd part of this transformation…..
Oh! The doors have it!