|Project by MC Creations||posted 12-22-2010 02:31 AM||6512 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
Here is my somewhat recently completed Oak Utility-Sink Stand that I made for a family member to help with the constant cleaning needs caused by their new baby, my new niece! The stand had to be heavy duty due to the nearly 100lb Kohler cast-iron sink. The bottom shelf had to be removable for cleaning, and the pop-out shelf was my idea. The feet have threaded pads to account for the uneven floor. The folding shelf supports are actually spring-loaded and open automatically when the shelf is lifted up (helpful for one-handed lifting). All hinges are mortised in.
The oak is all quarter-sawn oak milled from the same tree cut down a few decades ago. The joinery for the frame is mortise and tenon reinforced with screws covered with contrasting walnut plugs. The top is mitered reinforced with pocket screws, and the entire top is pocket screwed to the frame (in case it needs to be replaced). Both shelves are assembled with pocket screws and are plenty strong.
The finish is my usual tung oil and about 8 coats of satin-finish polyurethane. Needless to say it’s pretty waterproof! Between the sink and the stand, it’s quite heavy and thankfully strong. So heavy in fact that anchoring was not necessary, the feet provide more than enough grip.
The customer was very happy and it was a really fun project to make. There was hardly any deviation from the original design thanks to Google Sketch-Up. I was even able to download the actual sink from Kohler’s page in the Sketch-up warehouse. Very useful software!
To see all the pictures of the build, feel free to check out my website gallery here. Thanks for looking.
-- MC Creations, www.creationsbymc.com, www.beer-claw.com