Asked on Jan 30, 2020

Can you give me advice on making over my sink?

Lifestyles HomesBecky at Flipping the FlipAgnes Chrzanowska


This sink has a crack in it now. My taste is definitely more farmhouse now. To save money, I would like to remove the top add a 4 inch sealed wood slab (To make up for the height lost) and then add a sink like the one pictured below. Then spray paint the handles the rusteloum black hammered nail. will the thickness of the wood be an issue for connecting stuff ?

8 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Jan 30, 2020

    Hi Riki, no the thickness of the wood shouldn't cause any problems besides it taking a little more time to drill through it because its four inches. A good hole saw or speedbore bit on the end of an impact driver should have no trouble. Because of the weight of a slab you might want to beef up the cabinet that its sitting on depending on what the top of the cabinet looks like after you remove the old top. Hope that helps!

  • Gk
    on Jan 30, 2020

    My son did exactly what you want to do. He bought a length of butcher block countertop so it isn't 4 inches thick. There should be no issues other than drilling the holes.

  • TheHoneycombHome
    on Jan 30, 2020

    I don't think that would be a problem. A wood slab will look beautiful there!

  • William
    on Jan 30, 2020

    You can do it but that is going to be a lot of weight on the cabinet and floor. If you want to raise the height build a frame on top of the cabinet and use a standard thickness countertop.

  • William
    on Jan 31, 2020

    You can use 1X4 boards and make a frame to match the cabinet top also bracing where two cabinets meet. Use steel mending plates to attach the frame to the cabinet screwed on the inside. Example:

    Paint or stain the outside.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Feb 1, 2020

    of course!

  • A 4 inch thick piece of wood is incredibly expensive, you definitely won't be saving money there. As William mentioned, you can build it out creatively so it looks like it's a 4" thick solid piece which will be less expensive and will make it easier to get plumbing parts through.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Feb 6, 2020

    To verify: that’s not your picture? Correct?

    having had 2 vessel sinks, you have to lower, not raise, the countertop.

    The countertop would normally be 32-34” AFF, now the vessel sink Top Of Rim has to be that height.

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