A crenellated dish cabinet by designer Barry Dixon sounds the perfect note in the storybook kitchen for a 1907 Edwardian manor. (Photo: Edward Addeo)

Gingerbread Millwork for Old-House Kitchens

A crenellated dish cabinet by designer Barry Dixon sounds the perfect note in the storybook kitchen for a 1907 Edwardian manor. (Photo: Edward Addeo)

I was going to make a bathroom vanity from an old dresser, but moved to a house where it does not fit. If you are lucky enough to have to replace a sink and can find one of these…create your bathroom. Find a sink that will sit in the top. Cut the hole. Decide if the drawers need overhauling for the water pipes and if you are going to rebuild the top drawer and use it for storage or keep it permanently closed. You may have to cut out parts of the back of the drawers, but adding pieces of wood…

I was going to make a bathroom vanity from an old dresser, but moved to a house where it does not fit. If you are lucky enough to have to replace a sink and can find one of these…create your bathroom. Find a sink that will sit in the top. Cut the hole. Decide if the drawers need overhauling for the water pipes and if you are going to rebuild the top drawer and use it for storage or keep it permanently closed. You may have to cut out parts of the back of the drawers, but adding pieces of wood…

The best family steak pie. Made with a classic suet crust this is peerless in pie terms. With a rich steak and red wine filling this is comfort food at its best.

Steak and red wine pie with suet crust

The best family steak pie. Made with a classic suet crust this is peerless in pie terms. With a rich steak and red wine filling this is comfort food at its best.

From The Efficient Kitchen by G.B. Child, 1914. This picture is really interesting because it shows a wire mesh dish rack (hanging on the wall). I'd been wondering what they used as dish racks and this photograph provided at least one option. I think that mop-looking thing above the sink might be a dish scrubber.

From The Efficient Kitchen by G.B. Child, 1914. This picture is really interesting because it shows a wire mesh dish rack (hanging on the wall). I'd been wondering what they used as dish racks and this photograph provided at least one option. I think that mop-looking thing above the sink might be a dish scrubber.

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