This is what the south cabinet in the butler’s pantry looked like when I purchased the Cross House in 2014.
At first, I never gave the cabinet any thought.
Then, I wondered: WHY are there ugly plywood doors at the top?
Scanning the original drawings, I realized that the tall pair of doors had been lowered, the serving counter removed, and two drawers also moved. Then the ugly plywood doors were installed up top. And why was this done? I cannot imagine a single good reason. Utter madness.
So, in 2016, I removed the ugly plywood doors, re-installed the tall doors in their original location, and … OMG! Sooooooo much better! The room looked MUCH taller! I now just needed to recreate the two lost drawers and missing serving counter. And remove the plywood infill panels on the tall doors and replace them with glass. And guess what?
I have now done all that!!!!!!!!
Thanks to Dr. Doug, the two missing drawers are back!
The missing serving counter is back! (It looks bent in the image. It’s not.)
The glass is back in the tall doors!
The tall doors have been stripped and shellaced, as they were originally!