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How did he squeeze so much into 75 square feet?

How did he squeeze so much into 75 square feet?

The simplicity and success of its storage ideas make this 75-square-foot kitchen worth notice. Los Angeles architect T. Scott MacGillivray built each device in short order, without sophisticated woodworking tools or special skills.

Even within a very tight space, there was no stinting on appliances: the kitchen has two wall ovens, a four-burner cooktop, a full-size refrigerator, and a dishwasher. To achieve a clean, light look, the architect used white oak plywood cabinets, white synthetic marble (Corian) counters, and recessed lighting.

To make one drawer store 20 place settings of a nine-piece set of flatware, as well as assorted utensils from tea strainer to pizza cutter (below), MacGillivray laid everything out on graph paper, then drew a plan for partitions. To cut brazing rod into 3-inch pegs for hanging utensils, he used a hacksaw, then smoothed edges with a file.

Photo: In upper half of 26-inch-deep closet, adjustable shelves create beverage center for making coffee, storage for wines and liquors above, glassware below

Photo: In lower half of closet, two full sets of tableware for 12 store on stationary shelves. Placemats and napkins slide into view on shelves mounted on full-extension glides

Photo: Utensils hang from pegs of brazing rod set in oak 1-by-2

Photo: Dividers are lengths of 1/4- by 2-inch clear fir from hobby shop, glued into drawer. Draw layout on graph paper first

Photo: Floor to ceiling and wall to wall, partitioned cabinets and drawers control clutter in 8-foot-wide kitchen

Photo: Solid oak 1-by-2 trims front edge of oak plywood shelf. Woodscrews inside cabinets hold shelf in place
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Date:May 1, 1986
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