Cupboard love

Just a very quick post to share my delight at this:

IMGP3761It isn’t finished yet – there will be bookshelves at the far end and an edging where it meets the wall, but this afternoon I will be able to start filling it with preserved food and preserving equipment.

It has been great to support a local craftsman who is just getting his business started. He sourced the wood from a sawmill nearby, so that was another local business supported. This is how we build strong and sustainable communities… not to mention strong and sustainable cupboards!

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  1. Looking good! And so much more space than the old dresser provided. And well done for supporting local businesses.

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  2. Oh! I love it!

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  3. Laurie Graves

     /  July 28, 2017

    Yay, yay, and yay! Lovely!

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  4. Beautiful job and so glad you were able to use local talent and supplies. The cabinet will be an asset to you and your home for many years.

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  5. That is real workmanship. Looking forward to seeing it full of your sustainable preserves!

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  6. That’s not going to fall down any time soon is it?

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  7. Beautiful work… And an excellent idea to have it able to be moved. You’re going to have a lot of fun filling all those shelves 🙂

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    • I’ve just started, but one cupboard is out of bounds because some electrical work is required inside. Next job is to extract boxes of full (and empty) bottles from the loft, which will mean we can do a proper inventory too…. well, that sounds like a fun weekend!

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      • Perhaps not so much from this side of the work, but once you’re out the other side, I bet you feel differently! A tidy loft, a well stocked provisions cupboard, that’s a real achievement.

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  8. They’re gorgeous! I’m so happy for you. As someone who organizes for a living, this sort of thing sends me over the moon. Have fun filling those cabinets with your goodies.

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    • I think one of my problems is insufficient storage space… I’m hoping this will be a big help. The thing with my bottled food is that it needs to be stored for over a year in some cases – something you simply don’t do when you buy food from the shops – and this can take up loads of space, while still needing regular access. In the days when folks still had pantries, it wouldn’t have been an issue, but we simply don’t have that sort of storage in our modern house – this is my solution.

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      • I had the pleasure of working with a client once in an older home, and the kitchen had an airing cabinet. I had never seen one in person. The shelves were perforated, and air flowed up from the basement. What a clever design, eh? Your cabinet solution is brilliant. Lots of storage, conveniently located and easy on the eyes. You’ve designed a terrific solution, not to mention offering employment.

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  9. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  July 28, 2017

    Look lovely

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  10. Fabulous! And I love that you are supporting your local craftsman too. And such a lovely place to house all your homegrown preserves. Inspirational dear Snail!! ❤

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    • I really prefer giving my money to local businesses than corporate giants… but sometimes you do just need a basic bookcase without seeking out an artisan! We keep failing to find things we need at our local secondhand shops, but we do try when it isn’t for something special.

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  11. It is quite stunning . Can’t wait to see the shelves for all those cook books . I’m surprised that it will be movable. So much surface to work on too.

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  12. Wow, beautiful and practical. The perfect combination 🙂

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  13. Looks fantastic. A good workman is worth his salt.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  14. What great storage and beautiful, too. The wood is fabulous. You will so enjoy seeing these and using them–and that’s all part of it too.

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  15. Hurrah for anti globalisation and fair trade in the UK! And they look lovely.

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  16. Looking great!

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  17. Wow -that is beautiful! ❤️

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