wallmount sink cabinet

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Project by JonJ posted 12-27-2007 12:24 AM 2667 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we built our house, we found an old clawfoot tub for the bathroom. We wanted something to kind of match for the sink, but didn’t want to pay big $ for a reproduction. My wife’s brother bought a farm that had an old house on the property. In one of the back rooms, there was a wall mount sink that had been used as a workbench and had about 3/4” of various colors of dried paint and mud caked on top. I stripped it down and painted both it and the tub with chroma base white and clear coat. Not wanting to just hang the sink off the wall with all of it’s undersides showing, I used leftover oak flooring to build a cabinet with icebox hardware. I copied the claw feet of the tub as best I could. The hardest part for me was the curved wraparound uprights. Not wanting to waste a bunch of oak by turning down a solid piece, I glued up a hollow pine octagon, turned it to the required radius, quarted it, the covered it with oak veneer. I don’t guess they ever actually made an undersink cabinet like this, but it combines two looks I love- the icebox and clawfoot, and kinda sorta looks like something you might have seen in an early 20th century home?

-- Jon

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#1 posted 12-27-2007 01:48 AM

Very nice. Great innovation for your needs. I love the recycled materials.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 12-27-2007 01:54 AM

Great carving. I like the icebox idea for a bath vanity. It looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 12-27-2007 01:56 AM

I also love the icebox look! Well done!

-- Living on the square...

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#4 posted 12-27-2007 02:57 AM

Nice design, elements came together nicely.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#5 posted 12-27-2007 04:09 AM

That a exceptional find and put to a great use… great creative Blkcherry

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#6 posted 12-27-2007 11:54 AM

I like it – you have used your imagination and talents to create a spectacular piece of furniture.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 12-27-2007 12:08 PM

That is so cool! Great job carving the claw-foot, too.

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#8 posted 12-27-2007 02:24 PM

holy moly.. from the doors to the feet.. amazing.
I am once again reminded of my “kitchen to be”.. some day – some day.. icebox doors everywhere…


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 12-27-2007 05:51 PM

Very pretty piece! Great work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#10 posted 12-27-2007 10:55 PM

I think your brother in law is going to want his sink back. Thats a beautiful piece JonJ.

-- Andy Stark

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#11 posted 12-30-2007 07:46 PM

Beautiful details. The hardware is exquisite. Nice choice.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 12-31-2007 12:06 AM

That is really tremendous detail. What a great piece!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 12-31-2007 06:09 AM

good looking sink … best I’ve seen. claw feet are sweet.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 03-13-2011 01:07 AM

yes, fantastic piece, brilliant hardware choice, outstanding effect, really top shelf.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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