Uncategorized (5)

Kahn Family Kitchen

My book Driftwood Shacks is just about to go to the printers in Hong Kong, and now I’m starting to assemble the next one: Handmade: The Half-Acre Homestead, which covers 50+ years of building, gardening, cooking, foraging, fixing, and other aspects of creating our own shelter and food. In coming months, I’ll put up preview photos from this book.

This is our kitchen. The stainless steel sink was $100 at a salvage lumberyard. A key feature is that the sideboards drain into the sink. Most kitchen sinks have a rim around the edge, and the sideboards do not drain into the sink.

The dish rack at the right was designed and built by Lew Lewandowski about 20 years ago; after the plates and saucers and glasses are washed and rinsed, they are put in the rack to dry — and they stay there.

@lloyd.kahn

Post a comment (1 comment)

Wood and Basalt Stone Structure

Peter Schmidt is a logger and an artist who built his first log cabin at the age of 16.

If you notice, the two basalt posts here are kitty-corner. Over each one are the roots of two trees used for beams. The stone is separated from the tree by a steel bracket. Pete says, “The tree and the stone each have a separate identity, each it’s own presence. The steel keeps the two presence is separate so they are each intact and whole.”

Post a comment
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!