Archive for April, 2008

April 9th, 2008

Concrete sink with an American primitive style.

            old-dominion-farm-lav              side view ODL

Thoughts of designing with concrete often bring to mind images of a slick modern, or contemporary industrial style. The Old Dominion Farm lav sink will open a few minds to using concrete sinks in historic homes.

A local antiques dealer recently comissioned a wall mounted concrete sink for a bathroom remodel at her 1859 Lebanon, Ohio farmhouse. She wanted the style to be minimal, and the construction details to reflect the uncomplicated rural craftsmanship of the mid-1800’s.

The overall size is 20″ x 13″ x 71/2″ with a 6″ deep basin.  The zero-radius interior has a tapered bottom, and a flush, center-mounted drain strainer. The sink was cast with a high-performance concrete mix designed to capture some bubbles in the outside walls of the sink. The interior was finished for easy cleaning, and sealed with a satin finish, low maintanence, reactive sealer. The result was a very happy customer with a wall mounted vessel that appears to have been carefully crafted, a hundred and fifty years ago. 

This model included a steel mounting bracket that was hidden behind the drywall. This sink design will adapt easily for use on an open wood stand, as a countertop mounted vessel, or it can be integrated into a concrete vanity top.