Category Archives: Kitchen Think

Different is Good

The method I use to build kitchen cabinets is simple, strong and quick. This allows me to put more time into special details than many commercial cabinetmakers consider justifiable. This post, which responds to Eddy, who submitted the following comment … Continue reading

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Lighting the Low-ceilinged Kitchen

The older you get, the more important it is to have adequate light, whether you’re working at your bench or the kitchen counter. Natural light from windows, glazed doors and skylights is ideal, but in pre-dawn hours and evenings, or … Continue reading

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Ask and You Shall Receive

When Chris Schwarz asked me to write about what he “got right” in his kitchen (as though there were anything he didn’t get “right” – insert weeping-with-laughter emoji) and what I’d do differently, my first thought was Look, it’s your … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Kitchen

When Nancy Hiller and I began discussions about what would become her new book, “Kitchen Think,” I was in the early stages of thinking about our kitchen above our storefront. My nebulous thoughts were mostly about getting some decent appliances … Continue reading

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A Giant of Furniture Making Shows up in the Kitchen

A few weeks back my mother mentioned that she’d unearthed some old magazines while clearing out a bunch of long-unused stuff. She thought I might be especially interested in a copy of the Ladies’ Home Journal from 1960 that had … Continue reading

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Pre-order ‘Kitchen Think’ by Nancy Hiller

You can now place a pre-publication order for Nancy Hiller’s “Kitchen Think: A guide to design and construction, from refurbishing to renovation” via our online store. The book is $38 and is scheduled to ship in August 2020. If you … Continue reading

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Thinking About Kitchens

My grandmother, my father’s mom, died last July 4 at the age of 94. She was so intelligent. She attended Miami University (Ohio) at a time when many women did not, and studied business. Although she worked in accounting-like jobs … Continue reading

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Update: ‘Kitchen Think,’ Linocut Prints and Soft Wax

We are putting the finishing touches on Nancy Hiller’s “Kitchen Think” book this week. It should go to press late this week or early next. We just have to make some copy editing changes from Kara Gebhart Uhl and tweak … Continue reading

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On a Possum (Belly) Hunt

I’m in search of a nicely framed, uncluttered, well-lit, high-resolution photograph of a “possum belly” table or cabinet for use in Nancy R. Hiller’s upcoming book, “Kitchen Think.” Ideally, it would be shot from an angle similar to that of … Continue reading

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