I'm thinking of adding a dumb waiter into a new log home I'm building in Colorado. It will be used for groceries from the lower level to the kitchen. I've been wondering about using an old wooden block & tackle, to make it decorative as well as functional. It seems to me that one would just construct a box & chute into a wall. Then somekind of attractive gear&pulley set-up above it in either an open space or one with a door. I would like to hear what you have in mind and maybe between us we can come up with a great plan!