|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 05-31-2012 04:27 PM||5424 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
05-31-2012 04:27 PM
Last “cabinet” to build is for a 36 inch wide x 10 inch deep stainless steel farm sink. After looking around I can thank my lucky stars that my wife didn’t want one of the fireclay farm sinks. Seems they’re never true and they weigh a ton. This stainless sink I can lift myself.
So…. I have to build a base. If we fill both bowls completely with water, the water would weigh 187.2 pounds (I can’t see us EVER filling both bowls like that, but….. should be able to if they’re there). The sink itself might be another 50 pounds if that. So let’s say 250 pounds. I’m ordering 4 of the Blum 450 pound leveling legs (rated 450 pounds each). I was thinking I’d build like stub walls from 2×4 (cleaned up so they might end up at 1-1/4×3 actual size). Nice dry ones. Make these stub walls 20-1/2 inches tall. Set the leveling legs at 4 inches (they go 3-3/4 to 6 inches), put the 1 inch support rails on top of the 2×4 “walls” and that will get me to 34-1/2 total height.
Does this sound like massive overkill for the base? I don’t have the luxury of being able to make a cabinet with thicker sides going all the way up both sides of the sink and really, once you get to the bottom of the sink, the cabinet sides aren’t secured to anything if I did that. I need to keep the underside as open as possible to be able to get at the plumbing and I will probably open the wall BEHIND the sink to access it from the back (basement stairwell). I’ve seen some pretty massive farm sinks sitting in modified cabinets on 2×4 runners, but those runners are screwed to the cabinet sides which are, at most, 3/4 thick.
This is the last cabinet I need to build and I think I’m getting punchy. :) Thoughts, tips, and advice appreciated