The area we had to put a sink cabinet is not very deep, only 16 inches. What we wanted, was something that looked like a piece of furniture, such as a dry sink. Nothing ready-made would fit, so Dan had to make one.
|We started with the original base cabinet (photo here).|
Dan stripped, stained, and added on to it for the sink.
Ready made legs were easy to find, but a top proved to be a little harder. We could find 1" x 16" stainable tops, but in reality they were only 3/4 inches thick. Dan didn't think this was sturdy enough so he bought the same 1.25 inch top we used for the kitchen dining nook table.
|Fitting the top, which was reconstructed from a purchased table top.|
It was 24 inches by 48 inches long, so he cut it to width and attached the remnants to both ends to make the vanity top longer.
|Dowel joins and wood filler turned a 24 x 48|
inch table top into a 16 x 55 inch vanity top.
Back and end splashes made with 1x3s complete the dry sink look.
|Assembled, stained, and polyed, with back and end splashes.|
He applied extra coats of polyurethane, because it will obviously get water drips and splashes.
|The vessel sink came with an overflow. We added the umbrella drain.|
I liked the vessel sink look, and was surprised that they weren't any more expensive than a regular bathroom sink.
|Vessel sink faucet. In the entire universe I only found one in antique brass.|
We found good deals for both the vessel sink and faucet on eBay. That included free shipping.
|A look at the finished cabinet base with doors.|
Dan had to make new doors for the base cabinet. That was the last step.
|Finished sink cabinet with sink and plumbing complete.|
Done! I almost feel like I'm at some resort hotel when I stand there brushing my teeth.
That was the last "big" project for the bathroom. What we have left are a number of little things: install the shower riser and rod, towel racks, mirror, and door. Depending on how many more rainy days we get for indoor project time, the hall bathroom may be done in no time.
Bathroom Sink, Etc. © June 2013