Kitchen Cabinet Organizers and Add-ons

Roll-out shelves/trays/racks make it easy to get to things in the back.
Roll-out shelves/trays/racks make it easy to get to things in the back.

There are plenty of handy kitchen cabinet organizers and add-ons to choose from. They make cooking and working in the kitchen more efficient and enjoyable. Besides the options shown here, you can get knife racks, lazy susans, swing-out pantries, cutting boards (built-in, slide-out or free standing), tilt-down trays for scrub pads (behind false sink fronts), glass insert for hot pans, roll out vegie bins, spice racks, organizers for utensils and more. Most of these oganizers are affordable and easy to install by do-it-yourselfers.

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Joining New Walls with Buttresses

The drawings above show how to join new earthbag walls with old ones using buttresses. Put barbed wire between every course in the buttresses and through the rest of the structure. In the short-term, the buttresses strengthen the walls and serve as benches and plant stands. Here is the two step building process: 1. Build … Read more

Transforming Buttresses into Walls

From time to time we answer reader’s questions. “Can you discuss how to transform a buttress into a later addition to the home?” The drawing above shows one possible solution for connecting buttresses and additions. (This is one of our proposed house designs for Haiti.) The buttresses are located where future walls will go. Put … Read more