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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 09-30-2020 05:26 PM 660 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first got water service into the shop I put up some cheap bathroom wall tile for the side and back to keep water from getting through to the walls. 20+ years later the wallboard looked terrible and despite trying to keep it clean it got knicks and such in it so water got through and yeah it swelled up and looked crappy. At my job someone threw into the scrap bin a truck tool box they had cut up. That is aluminum, a waterproof and durable material. So I cut the box up and made a new side and back, then saved the rest of my scraps for the doors and cabinet front later.

Having removed the sink and found some water damage at the bottom of the wall I repaired that and while I was at it added some more electrical legs for outlets.

With that done I reinstalled new OSB, before installing I sealed the back with oil based primer and a coat of some oil based paint a neighbor gave me (5 gallons worth) Caulked the edges, and at the bottom I made u channel from aluminum flashing to further protect against water intrusion. Then installed and painted outside same way.

Next I had to get some dimensions for the sink base. Simple but effective set up to get measurements.

Then added the diamond plate aluminum back splash.

Took some time to get cabinet fitted and all parts painted.

Used some scrap Corian for my sink surround, a durable material that doesn’t care about getting wet and is easy to clean up. Joined the pieces together with tongue and groove with epoxy.

And finally all done and working. Took a bit but worth it. Won’t be revisiting this for at least 20+ years.

May not work for you, but you might get some ideas.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.





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Ivan

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#1 posted 09-30-2020 05:59 PM

Nice sink….I like the wall cover too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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pottz

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#2 posted 09-30-2020 06:30 PM

that worked great,a sink is a nice luxury to have in a shop,probably save a marriage too-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Madmark2

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#3 posted 09-30-2020 07:07 PM

Good work. But 1 silly q, why didn’t you match the sink height to the adjacent counter height?

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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LeeRoyMan

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#4 posted 09-30-2020 07:11 PM



Good work. But 1 silly q, why didn t you match the sink height to the adjacent counter height?

- Madmark2


He couldn’t find smaller milk crates…
And it had to sit above the plumbing, I’m guessing.

Nice job Gunny…

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 09-30-2020 09:24 PM

Neat job… but you cant use that Ukrainian Flag colors excuse this time for the cabinet next to it.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 09-30-2020 10:16 PM



Good work. But 1 silly q, why didn t you match the sink height to the adjacent counter height?

- Madmark2

Good work. But 1 silly q, why didn t you match the sink height to the adjacent counter height?

- Madmark2

He couldn t find smaller milk crates…
And it had to sit above the plumbing, I m guessing.

Nice job Gunny…

- LeeRoyMan

That was why, plumbing had to be in certain spot and have access from within cabinet. As always I have to work around a shop building that was never intended to be used like this. Next shop will be planned out by me, set up they way I want from the very start. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 09-30-2020 10:16 PM



Neat job… but you cant use that Ukrainian Flag colors excuse this time for the cabinet next to it.

- LittleBlackDuck

Stay tuned next week, all will be revealed.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Madmark2

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#8 posted 09-30-2020 10:51 PM

So you couldn’t shim the counter to match the sink?

LOL

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 09-30-2020 11:19 PM



... Next shop will be planned out by me, set up they way I want from the very start. LOL
- woodbutcherbynight

And built by the tradie to SWMBO’s alterations…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 09-30-2020 11:59 PM

Nice enclosure, Gunny! I like the diamond plate for a back splash !!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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sstoner

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#11 posted 10-01-2020 12:23 AM

Is that a point of use electric water heater under the sink.
thanks
Scott

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pottz

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#12 posted 10-01-2020 12:36 AM



Is that a point of use electric water heater under the sink.
thanks
Scott

- sstoner


yeah looks exactly like the one i have on mine.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 10-01-2020 01:11 AM



Is that a point of use electric water heater under the sink.
thanks
Scott

- sstoner

Yes, Only 2.5 gallons but enough for most tasks.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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mel52

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#14 posted 10-01-2020 03:51 AM

That has to be the most colorful cabinet with drawers I have ever seen in the first picture. Great job on your project. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#15 posted 10-02-2020 01:54 AM

I think that we need to put your shop on the next “Tour of Homes”. Good job. Proud of you.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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