I'm in the process of finalizing "plans" for a china cabinet that will
be ~86" high. Just recently I came to realize I might not have the door
reach anywhere near the top of the cabinet, so there will be a "dead"
space of approx 8" above the doors. 4 doors, ea. 15"W,
glass/rail/stile, the cabinet ends will be glass panels matching the
doors, and finally, the center section will jut out approx 2 inches.
The crown molding will be straight (not arched), but will jut out over
the center section (follows the carcase shape).
I don't want to leave that area plain and I don't want to attach a
I'll be using 2-1/2" rosettes and flutes at the edges, set at a 45
degree angle to the front.
Any ideas how to gussy up the top section if I'm not a carver?
Looking for a traditional look--not country or rustic.
Lacking a solution, I'll go with plan B: make the doors taller and avoid
a large expanse of wood above them.
One cabinet I looked at used an interesting element above the doors. 2
narrow leaded glass "windows" above the doors. I'm sure there's a
technical name for them, but let's skip that option anyway.
Let's hear your suggestions!