Friday, December 4, 2009

The Fabulous Shaw Fireclay Sink - Undermount installation

36" Shaw Fireclay Sink
Undermount Installation
Several of my clients recently have preferred single bowl sinks to the double bowl ones, but this is the first time I have designed using a Shaw Fireclay Apron sink installed as a totally undermounted sink. Some precautions had to be taken since this is a handmade sink with rounded edges and can have a variance of 2” in width. The sink weighs about 150 lbs and requires a support system underneath in the cabinet. The sink when filled with water can weigh up to 400 lbs so the support has to be able to accommodate this weight. I ordered a Rohl RC3618 apron sink and installed it in a 39" sink base cabinet. If it is possible in the kitchen design to use an increased depth base to 27” then that would make the installation of the plumbing fixtures easier, but I didn't have the space to do that in this installation. The regular 24” base depth made the faucet installation take longer.

The sink is just gorgeous in place and my clients are extremely happy with the product.

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