Saturday, November 8, 2008

...and here is the piece de resistance!  My beautiful, functional, practical galley!  All the woodwork is done by Jim.  White pine with some spruce kickin' around in there.  The counter top is laminated maple.  Missing are the cabinet-doors, will build those when we get more dough! The china-rack will remain door-less.  Don't forget to double-click to enlarge the image so you can see all my stuff!
The Mini Features here are:
* the sink drains into a block-lined, sand-filled grey-water pit.  Since we have a composting toilet, we don't need a septic field.  We have saved so much money, it's crazy that anyone would prefer a septic system!  I guess the winter management of a grey water field would be a bit scary (the outlet pipes could freeze!), but hopefully we won't be around for the deepest freeze.  (Florida beckons)
* the Franklin "Intrepid" wood stove.  Pretty and pretty small!  Once again, small is cheap!  But with such a small area to heat, it's really all we need.  The place heats up in no time at all thanks to the insulation below the concrete slab, in the walls and ceiling.  We did discover that we must cut our hunks of fire-wood in half so they fit, though!  We got this from the local home-improvement place in Picton, used and for quite a good price.

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