Stepback Cupboard

Stepback Cupboard

I made a stepback cupboard out of pine. I finished it with milk paint – barn red on the outside, mustard on the inside.

I used Glenn Huey’s plans for the Diminutive Dish Cupboard in “Building 18th-Century American Furniture” to guide the project, but I made a lot of changes. The most apparent is that I didn’t build a glass door for the top.

This was my first time making mouldings by hand. It was also my first time making frame and panel doors. First time making a tongue and groove back as well. So, it was a good skill-building project.


Cupboard 5 -Feb 2014

Below are a few in progress photos. It didn’t have mouldings or the back yet.

Stepback cupboard 5by7 January 2014

Lower cupboard 7by5 January 2014


  1. Matt · March 2, 2014

    I came across your blog while looking up images of shaker benches and ended up perusing your other posts. Just wanted to say your projects and pictures are both great.

  2. Theodore · March 9, 2014

    Thank you, Matt. I appreciate that.