Bathrooms will be more beautiful with unique sinks. One of the cheapest ways to create a sink is by recycling a dresser. You can always create a classic sink from your old dresser. The procedure of turning a dresser to a sink is very easy. Here are the steps in making a sink from a dresser:
- Organize the tools. Get ready with the following: sink template, pattern paper, tape measure, screw, chalk, hammer, screwdriver, saber saw, dresser, and sink. Do not start unless you have complete materials. You will save more time and strength if you have the tools ready at hand.
- Obtain measurements. Take note of the following measurements: sink area and height from the floor, window, and door. Be careful in measuring. You need accurate data. Be consistent with the measuring tool you are using.
- Choose an area for your sink. It could be a room or an area in your house. It is better if you will position your sink in an area where cabinets are already available because you only need to measure the height of the sink. Get the height measurement against the door’s top and bottom borders.
- Select a dresser to use. Make sure that the design of your dresser compliments its surroundings. If the area has cabinets, choose a dresser with the same design as the cabinets. However, if you are building a sink in an open area, it is up to you to select a theme.
- Sketch a sink plan. Draw the room or area where you will place the sink. Do not forget to include the measurements you obtained from the first step. Your drawing will be a basis of what result to expect.
- Measure and match the countertop with the dresser. Usually, countertops measure twenty five to forty inches in height. It is difficult to do the matching but you can modify the legs of the dresser. You can either attach or replace dresser legs. The modification will help you match the dresser with the countertop.
- Consider the sink. Make sure that it fits the dresser. The size of the sink depends on the size of the dresser you are using. Most dressers require sink bowls. These bowls will act as storage closets for sink items like soap. There are stores that sell old but quality sinks and sink bowls.
- Use a sink template. Create a sink opening using a sink template. If you do not have a template, turn the sink and mark the location and size where you want to put the opening. A jig will be helpful in cutting.
- Arrange the back and the interior of the dresser. Use partial removal plumbing to connect the dresser and the sink. For the interior, remove the drawer section. Screw each side of the drawer. Add parallel support for the dresser sides to alleviate the unit.
- Add final touch. Drive the dresser into position. Put the sink on the dresser. You can now put the handles, drain, and faucet into position.
A sink-dresser is a very useful project. It does not only allow you to reuse old dressers but also help you transform an area to a more decorative one. Follow the steps listed above and make your sink now!