The door is suspended on H-hinges which, because they are surface-mounted (as opposed to the more usual butt hinges whose plain leaves are concealed between the door edge and carcase), have decoratively shaped edges. The hinges are also unique in that they are attached with only two (steel) screws, located in the middle of the leaves. The ends of the leaves are secured with brass nails.
I fixed a straight cupboard lock to the interior of the door and pinned a brass escutcheon over the key hole.
The exterior of the back, top and base of the cupboard was given a minium wash and the interior was given three coats of a cream-coloured oil-based paint. The show wood was stained and polished and when dry, was given a good waxing.