Farmhouse Sinks a Simple Beauty
What is it about the farmhouse sink? I think it reminds us that the preparation of food and eating together is essential to who we are. The simplicity of the farmhouse sink is both functional and beautiful. It is, simply, a sink. There is no double basin. There is no division. Just a sink and a faucet, and you are left to deal with it.
Simple Structure, Complex Design
Preparing a cabinet for a farmhouse sink, however, isn't so simple. Because of their weight and the complexity of fitting it, we at Native Oak always ask our customer to bring the sink in to our shop. We will carefully unbox it, create a template of it, and custom cut out the front face of the cabinet to get a precise fit of the sink. Additionally, we will build the cabinet to support the weight of the sink (plus the dishes, and the water!) To get technical, we use 3/4" plywood for the sink cabinet, we dado a double shelf into the sides of the cabinet and reinforce that shelf with additional bracing to ensure it is well supported.