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Project by WRAAdesign posted 11-03-2011 08:01 PM 1582 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These images were taken during my home remodel. I constructed the custom kitchen cabines with European beech plywood, stained a dark walnut. Hardware and trim is made from aluminum stock. The custom kitchen sink is cast in 5000psi concrete with steel reinforcement.

The bathroom vanity, bookcases, and storage closets throughout the house were constructed to match the kitchen cabinetry. Awning is fabricated with douglas fir, stained dark walnut to match interior casework and doors.

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/WRAAdesign/142679579165522





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sarahss

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#1 posted 11-03-2011 08:22 PM

looks very nice

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Cory

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#2 posted 11-03-2011 09:38 PM

Cool! I’d love to see more/better pictures.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 11:35 PM

great job.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#4 posted 11-03-2011 11:58 PM

Did you make the sink? If so could you please provide some more details. Great looking kitchen.

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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#5 posted 11-04-2011 12:43 AM

Wow! What a project. I like the walnut look that connects everything.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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WRAAdesign

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#6 posted 11-04-2011 04:09 AM

Yes, I made the sink in one pour. To do so, I fabricated the exterior shell out of plywood lined with HDPE plastic sheeting. This gave the cast a near mirror finish. The interior “plug” was a series of laminated 1” polystyrene foam (the insulation sheeting that can be bought at HD glued up with Super 77). The foam was shaped to slope towards the drain. The concrete was poured and allowed to cure 28 days prior to pulling the plywood exterior mold. The interior foam plug was carefully chiseled out. The sink was finished with a concrete sealer and a 1.5hp garbage disposal. I’ve been using this sink for two years now with no problems. (Knock on wood, a tall drop of a heavy pot gives me nightmares.)

Thanks for the question.

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/WRAAdesign/142679579165522

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#7 posted 11-04-2011 04:20 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 11-04-2011 06:58 PM

Thanks for the info WRAAdesign!

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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#9 posted 11-04-2011 09:05 PM

Great Project!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Re: I’ve been using this sink for two years now with no problems. (Knock on wood, a tall drop of a heavy pot gives me nightmares.)

How about using those silicone sink mats they sell at Bed Bath and Beyond? I think a mat like that will absorb some of the force of a heavy pan being dropped in the sink.

-- Looking for a good quality Drill Press and a Cabinet Saw for cheap!

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