Can I build this Console

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by nmchugh6, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. nmchugh6

    nmchugh6 New Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    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?[/URL]
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    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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  4. rmelo99

    rmelo99 Network Engineer

    Jul 7, 2006
    Network Engineer
    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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  5. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    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.......
  6. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Jul 30, 2008
    Tech. Instructor
    S. Maine
    Amazing how all that was old is suddenly new again.

    Next they will bring back the enamled steel kitchen.
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    And 23" deep Nappanee steel cabinets.
  8. nmchugh6

    nmchugh6 New Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    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 it really?
  9. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    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.
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