Our kitchen is not big: 2 x 4 m and the backdoor is the one everyone uses, so there are always shoes, jackets and backpacks blocking the way. When the kids were toddlers and had a keen interest in cooking, it was crowded. Nowadays they mostly only join in when I’m baking Christmas cookies.

I made the cabinet doors and countertop myself when I took a carpentery course a couple of years ago. The wood is maple and cherry and all joints were made by hand. If I knew how hard the wood was, I might have chosen a different one. I ran out of steam, so the right half of the kitchen is not worth showing a picture of.

Out of principle (coupled with very limited cabinet space) I use very few gadgets. Most of the tools in the kitchen are simple and multi-purpose. There are moments (like when I catered for a tea party for 60) when I start thinking that a Kitchen Aid would make my life a little easier, but really, when you have to,  you can do just about anything by hand.

6 comments for “Kitchen

  1. Katelyn
    24/06/2018 at 21:24

    Your cabinets and counter top are truly lovely. I wish I had carpentry skills! Someday perhaps I’ll take a class. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 29/10/2015 at 04:03

    Hola saludos de Chile!, me ha encantado tu blog, quiero aprender a cocinar, huertear ect. Felicidades (aqui ya estamos en primavera..)

  3. 07/01/2013 at 19:51

    I love your sink and counter! Very nice woodword!

    • vera@gtc
      11/01/2013 at 09:46

      It’s been three years and I almost can’t believe I actuallly made this – still very proud!

  4. 16/01/2012 at 18:36

    wow that is gorgeous!
    maybe David should have a kitchen renovating party for only highly skilled tilers etc. Beautiful job.
    If you come to NYC let me know

    • vera@gtc
      20/01/2012 at 16:24

      Thank you! If there is such a party, count me in! 🙂

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