Saturday was the spring antiques festival in Cameron, NC. It is a small town with an unusually high number of antiques shops. During the spring and fall festivals, all the space outside between dealers is filled with amateur and itinerant dealers.

Churches and charities rent open fields for parking and food vendors fill you with delectables that your parents warned you not to eat. All in all, a perfect day in small town America. With antiques.

As I wandered down one side of the street and up the other, I did see a few hings that were new to me. I live for things like this. (I do seem to have fairly low life expectations.)

The first is a cradle with a cat-proof rocking mechanism.

If not cat-proof, cat resistant.

If not cat-proof, cat resistant.

The interesting thing is that the cradle rocks up on a stand, not on the floor.

Cat's tail won't get caught no matter how hard you try.

Cat’s tail won’t get caught no matter how hard you try.

There are pins on the inside that serves as a pivot and lock:

Locking and pivoting mechanism at either end.

Locking and pivoting mechanism at either end.

If you take the cradle of the stand, it won’t rock. It sits on feet.

The elevated rocker and its what I assume are rocker locks.

The elevated rocker and its rocker locks.

The other discovery is in this handsome corner cabinet:

I really wish I had more corners.

I really wish I had more corners.

Most cabinets and armoires with mating doors have some mechanism to disguise or minimize the gaps between the doors. Sometimes it is an applied molding on the outside of the dominant door:

Some simple molding for gap camoflauge.

Some simple molding for gap camouflage.

Or a piece of plain molding on the back of the other door.

A molding from the back.

A molding from the back.

The maker of this cabinet came up with a different solution, bevels:

To hide the gap, bevel your doors.

To hide the gap, bevel your doors.

Nothing to apply. No additional gluing or nailing. Just cut the doors, maybe a pass with a plane and you are done.

These are very nice flat panel doors:

No way of telling if the paint/wash is original.

Well, flat on the show face. No way of telling if the paint/wash is original.

Lower doors, too.

Works for the lower doors, too.