|Project by JonJ||posted 12-27-2007 12:24 AM||2148 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
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?