How to Build a Vessel Sink Stand Part 2 How to Build a Vessel Sink Stand Part 2
Once you have a better understanding of how to properly plan for your vessel sink stand, you are now ready to begin to assemble and install it.
Step 5 – Top
The top of the sink that you make will need to have a small hole in the top for the drain. It should be directly in the center to make sure that the bowl will be able to drain properly. The top can be built with 1x4s as well as 1x6s. The two pieces of the 1x4 need to be cut somewhat shorter than the overall width of the sink. This is the same for the length. The four pieces will need to come together in a rectangle, use butt joints and wood screws to frame the table together. It is a good idea to predrill for each of the wood screws. When you are cutting for the top of the sink, make sure that you measure it so that the top will hang over the frame the same amount on all three sides. You will then need to screw in the top of the sink onto the joints.
Step 6 – Braces/Legs
There will be four braces for the corner that will go inside of the frame. The brace will be a foot long and each of the cuts will need to be mitered at a 45-degree angle. For the legs, you will need 4x4 lumber. You will of course want to make sure that the legs are all the same length. With 2 ½-inch wood screws, you will need to attach the legs to the frame.
Step 7 – Sand/Finish
Once you have the sink stand assembled, you will need to thoroughly sand it. Once the stand has been sanded, you will be able to either stain or paint it. Whichever you use, you will need to make sure that you allow it at least a day to dry; you may need to add another coat after this.
Step 8 – Secure to Wall
You will need to get the pipes that are out of the wall installed properly into your faucet. Once the pipes have been hooked up, you may want to add a hole to the table by screwing it into the wall. This will help to secure it completely.
Step 9 – Sink Installation
The installation of the sink is the most important part of the job. You will need to make sure that it is put in place securely. Fortunately, this is an easy task. You will simply need to apply caulk to the part of the surface that the sink bowl will be resting on. Apply sealant to the part of the sink that will be touching the surface. Be sure that you read the directions that are on the back of the sealant properly. Each type of sealant will need a specific amount of time to set. You will need to let the sealant set for the allotted amount before you attempt to use the sink.