Do I need to support this sink across its full width?

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Old 05-10-18, 11:19 PM
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Do I need to support this sink across its full width?

Hi folks,

I bought a vintage stone sink, from 1920 I'm told (picture attached) which I intend to use in my outdoor kitchen. I'm wondering, do I need to support this across its entire width or can I just support it either end. I.e. do I need to build a slab under it or can I just support it at either end with a cinder block support? I don't think it would make any difference, but I happen to live in the south of France. The sink is 1m (3.3ft) in width.

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Old 05-11-18, 01:25 AM
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I would. Thats a lot of weight to just be supported at the ends. Doesn't have to be a full slab, if a good wood frame or possible a support post/pillar of some sort.

Let's put it this way...if you don't support it and it cracks, would it be more work and expense to replace it than just supporting it in the first place? Somehow, I think it probably would.
 
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Old 05-11-18, 01:42 AM
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Yeah, you're right... the area is covered so wooden supports will be easy to include... and then I won't have to wonder!

Edit, on another note, I presume I can polish that sink?
 
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Old 05-11-18, 02:44 AM
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I imagine you could, but it might be a heck of a job and you'd need special pads and tools. Might be something to explore having done by a company that specializes in stone counter tops and such...or even...yep, a place that does headstones.

I'm sure there are probably some old craftsman around you that could do it.
 
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Old 05-12-18, 12:18 AM
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Well I planned doing a polished concrete counter top so will have most of the tools already.

I suppose I can give it a try on an area that won't be seen and see how it goes!
 
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