Makeup Table Sink

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Old 09-21-16, 10:11 AM
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Makeup Table Sink

My girlfriend has a medium sized table from IKEA that she does her makeup on, with an LED vanity mirror and drawers for storage. She often has to clean her brushes and wet sponges for makeup application, so I thought that it might be feasible to build a tabletop sink for her to use so she doesn't have to get up and down to travel back and forth from her desk to the bathroom. I have no experience with home projects. I am 25 and have not done any sort of home improvement or anything like that, so I have no idea where to start. I am open to ALL advice and tips, about sink construction or plumbing ideas and everything like that. Thank you guys, and I look forward to hearing from y'all.
 
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Old 09-21-16, 10:30 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

I would start with looking at what it would take to run the plumbing.
 
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Old 09-21-16, 10:35 AM
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Would an old timey wash basin work? To add/route hot/cold water supply along with a drain line could get pretty complicated.
 
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Old 09-21-16, 11:03 AM
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I was thinking about just a room temperature reservoir that drains into something below the table or off to the side, something I can dump after a few uses. Running water would definitely be too big of a project, and not sure if I really could since I'm in a rental property. I'll look at wash basins.
 
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Old 09-21-16, 11:25 AM
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Your drain sounds like something which would potentially smell.

I'd hold off until you're in your own home.
 
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Old 09-21-16, 11:28 AM
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I would not recommend you try to drain the sink into a container, just dump it when needed.

The old time sink cabinets were called dry sinks. It's just a cabinet designed to hold a pitcher and bowl.
Pretty simple but looks nice and worked.
 
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