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    Default Can I build this Console

    Yikes...the console sells for about $700. Anyone have ideas how I can make this? Would plumbing supply store have materials? What type of business would likely cut the measurements? Is some other business a likely source for material and sizing?

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    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
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    First, you probably can't buy that sink by iteself. As far as trying to cobble together a frame like that to fit some other sink, it would look like it was made by third grader at the lego factory.

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    Network Engineer rmelo99's Avatar
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    I can post what I did instead. I knew I wanted a console sink and searched high and low for one that looked nice without breaking the bank.

    I settled on one from american standard called retrospect 7812.002 . I think I picked it up online for just over $400. I found plenty of others in the $400-3000 range.

    I'm very happy.
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    Talking that look nice

    the american standard unit looks pretty nice,

    but for some weird , perverse reason I really want to see

    what this fellow rigs up on his own.......

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    Master Plumber nhmaster's Avatar
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    Amazing how all that was old is suddenly new again.

    Next they will bring back the enamled steel kitchen.

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    And 23" deep Nappanee steel cabinets.

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    The sink is available on its own..the console is expensive and I'm a somewhat capable (yet Scottish/cheap) girl who's looking at the console asking,,, can't I do it on my own? I am in no way a professional but I look at the console, see railings and 2 fittings on the legs that enable connection of the bar between the two legs and then bars running back to the wall.

    Am I nuts to think that I can get the railings and fittings from a plumbing supply or another type of business and have either the contractor or myself put it together?

    The Pyramids were built thousands of years ago...some responses are giving me the impression this is near impossible...is it really?

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    You could make it out of wood. Making it out of metal would require skills and tools you probably don't have. Steel would have to be welded, the joints machined smooth, then the thing chromed (unless you wanted it painted). None of those operations are all that hard if you have the skill and the tools, but the time it would take you would likely still make it cheaper to buy. Actually, doing it in wood requires skills, too if you want it to look good.
    Jim DeBruycker
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