Apothecary Drawers

Posted By digging roots on Jul 17, 2019 in Herbal Medicine, Tiny House | 0 comments


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Our most recent project on the tiny house has been making the beautiful medicinal herb drawers for the kitchen. Ever since I have been practicing herbalism for our family, I’ve dreamed of having my own “space” to put the herbs in a beautiful, condensed way, near a countertop where I can make the medicines and teas. Well, this tiny house is the gift that keeps giving, and as part of my “mini dream kitchen”, I get my own herb space!

Trent made the boxes out of plywood, and I oiled them with hemp oil, the same oil we used on our butcher block countertops.

Those look beautiful, but they could be better! We decided to use some old barn wood to cover the fronts.

Sunday afternoon family project: oil barn wood with hemp oil.

Tuesday evening project (after spending a whole day doing basically the same thing at work): attach the drawer fronts.

And there’s the finished product!

Trent designed them to fit various sizes of mason jars, which is how I store my herbs. I wish I owned enough herbs to fill these drawers, but I don’t… so I imagine I will also store some dry goods such as beans, rice, popcorn, nuts…

This is such a wonderful time of year, as the plants are growing and being harvested. It makes me feel so good to be drying our own herbs. Below, I’m drying mint (for tea), oregano and thyme (for italian seasoning), and roses, calendula, and self-heal (for skin-healing salves).

This is what I like so much about building our own tiny house, we are able to put a lot of these personalized touches that really make optimal use of the space. Before we built the tiny house, we thought about buying a mobile home, but we didn’t like how much space was wasted. I am able to truly have a fully functional kitchen in such a condensed space because we have really planned out every element.

I am now plotting what meal I will cook to inaugurate the new kitchen when we move in… if we ever move in…

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