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Dieterich Steel Cabinet Corp. kitchen cabinets — since at least 1933

Dieterich Steel Cabinet Corp. kitchen cabinets — since at least 1933

Continuing work on my Retro Renovation Encyclopedia of Steel Kitchen Cabinets: Dieterich steel kitchen cabinets seem to be among the earliest brands. I see them used as early as 1933 in the Stran-Steel House of the Centuryin Chicago. The catalog I.. Read More →

Jason finds his sister’s dream kitchen … perhaps with help from Mom above?

Jason finds his sister’s dream kitchen … perhaps with help from Mom above?

A thrifters dream come true: You drop into the ReStore to take a quick spin, and are standing right there when the first piece of a big donation comes onto the floor. Its your sisters dream kitchen a set of turquoise steel kitchen cabinets complet.. Read More →

Two 1948 kitchens in Mary and Duane’s time capsule house

Two 1948 kitchens in Mary and Duane’s time capsule house

Mary and Duanes 1948 time capsule house is a sweet little Cape Cod. Quintessentially post-war New England, and I wouldnt be surprised if its a Royal Barry Wills. I need to go through all my books and see if I can find the plan wouldnt that be.. Read More →

Jennifer’s epic journey to add Raymond Loewy-designed kitchen cabinets in her 1948 house

Jennifer’s epic journey to add Raymond Loewy-designed kitchen cabinets in her 1948 house

How long might it take to pull together a historic kitchen of your dreams? How about: seven years and that includes buying the house. Yes, I checked, and my first email from Jennifer was in Dec. 2011 seven years ago when she was house hunting in t.. Read More →

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