Apartment Therapy readers, I need your help. Remember back when my husband and I picked up these great restaurant sinks on the cheap? We thought we were going to love them, but all they've been is a headache. We found a double wide cast iron Kohler beauty on Craigslist for a steal, but we have no idea how to mount it! Help!
So here's the problem. This sink…it's heavy. It's heavy like a dinosaur, one of those big ones with the spikes on their back, not those little weeny lizard things. The idea of placing it on a traditional pressboard cabinet doesn't sound all that appealing for several reasons. First, they're all pretty boring when bought new and they don't exist on Craigslist since they're usually trash by the time homeowners pull them out, as they've had a bit of water damage. Secondly, did we mention this sink is heavy? Holy smokes!
This would normally be a job for IKEA, but the closest one to us is a 7 hour drive and although it might be work it to get some sweet butcher block tops and clean front doors to makeover a cabinet from a traditional hardware store, it's just not in the cards at this time.
Sure we could hire someone to make a cabinet from hardwood for us, but we're on more of a frugal budget than custom cabinetry will currently allow. We've toyed with the idea of using something like plumbing pipe or lumber to build a frame to support it but the idea of having to put a curtain over the front when we're done just seems a little boho for the modern digs we're trying to achieve.
So we turn to you dear Apartment Therapy readers — do you have any brilliant ideas on how to mount this sink without using a traditional cabinet to place it in? Share your suggestions in the comments below and we promise to share our before and after pictures with you once the sink has a new home (that isn't in my entryway).
Image: Sarah Rae Trover