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boyce523

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05-13-2021 12:57 PM

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As you know, a pedestal sink offers no space for more than a bar of soap. I have this in my downstairs 1/2 bath, but want to enhance look and practically. My first though was to build a typical sink cabinet just below flush with the sink bowl, but then I saw a design like this.

Now imagine this design comes out further (space is narrow and only about a foot on each side to the wall) by a bout a foot on each side and the add side storage/drawers that come close to flush with the top of the bowl. Standard Cabinet doors on the front. Here is a concept drawing from a decidedly non-artist! (-;

I’m also making a french cleat mounted above toilet cabinet out of walnut or other dark wood so this would match. Thoughts?

-- Tom, East Tennessee


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#1 posted 05-13-2021 01:08 PM

Think I would just replace pedestal sink if vanity cabinet is really needed. Do the wall mount first and see if that is sufficient.

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#2 posted 05-13-2021 01:16 PM

I like the idea. Here’s why. If you need to access the pipes behind or underneath you just pull entire cabinet out of the way. None of this circus clown contortionist back destroying work.

LOL

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

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#3 posted 05-13-2021 01:26 PM



I like the idea. Here s why. If you need to access the pipes behind or underneath you just pull entire cabinet out of the way. None of this circus clown contortionist back destroying work.

LOL

- woodbutcherbynight

Very true! Happy accident! Most of the homes in my area have this pedestal sink setup, so I’m also looking for something that makes mine different. I’ll probably be selling in 3-5 years.

-- Tom, East Tennessee

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#4 posted 05-13-2021 03:48 PM



Think I would just replace pedestal sink if vanity cabinet is really needed. Do the wall mount first and see if that is sufficient.

- hotbyte

Me too

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#5 posted 05-13-2021 04:16 PM


Think I would just replace pedestal sink if vanity cabinet is really needed. Do the wall mount first and see if that is sufficient.

- hotbyte
Me too

It’s not just about storage either. It’s about surface space around the sink to rest thing in use. I understand what you’re saying, but the project is as much about the woodworking challenges as it is about the functionality/need. But I respect your opinions.
- AlaskaGuy


-- Tom, East Tennessee

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#6 posted 05-13-2021 04:49 PM

I would just replace the whole thing and sell that pedestal on Craigslist or something. That picture looks like when you go to an old hotel that has been “renovated”, only it looks to be done by the handyman’s in the beat up old van that “no job is too big or too small” for

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#7 posted 05-13-2021 04:58 PM

It s not just about storage either. It s about surface space around the sink to rest thing in use. I understand what you re saying, but the project is as much about the woodworking challenges as it is about the functionality/need. But I respect your opinions.

- boyce523

boyce523, I hope I’ve quoted your reply correctly. Have you thought about a small free standing cabinet/chest that could go beside/near the sink but not enclose the pedestal. That would alleviate the odd look of going around the pedestal. You could incorporate design details of the wall cabinet you’re building. As SMP notes, the picture looks a little “kludgy.”

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#8 posted 05-13-2021 06:27 PM

+1 If you want a cabinet underneath old school sink bowl, change the fixture out.
Look at using a vessel sink with nice custom cabinet. They are very popular by designers right now.
YMMV

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#9 posted 05-13-2021 06:31 PM

That works, but my solution for a shallow confined space will be a Noura CeraStyle 03300-U with a floating cabinet under it. Only 15 inches deep but 31 wide. One piece ceramic.

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#10 posted 05-13-2021 08:30 PM

Thank you everyone for answering. Seems like the majority are for replacing the sink which is something I wasn’t intending on doing. I’ll still do the wall cabinet and potentially a ‘medicine’ cabinet above the sink while I consider other options for enhancing the surface area around the sink. Maybe just s shelf or two near the sink or nothing.

-- Tom, East Tennessee

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#11 posted 05-13-2021 08:37 PM

I like it. Cheaper than a new vanity and a new sink.

-- I actually have two thumbs

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