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Woodsmith No. 212 Online Extras Page 1 of 1 2014 August Home Publishing. All rights reserved.

Double Sink
Option
Connect two sink stands in a
master bathroom with these
simple wood shelves.
Top shelf
NOTE: All parts
are #/4"-thick
hardwood
Middle
shelf
Slat
Cleat
Spacer
15
15!/2
15
14&/8
15
15
1
2
2!/2
2&/8
16#/4
#/4
#8 x 1!/4" Fh
woodscrew
22
2!/4
21
!/8" roundover
NOTE: Part
lengths may vary
based on spacing
between sink
stands
Lower
stretcher
Upper
stretcher
!/4" shelf
support
!/4
Notch corners
to fit around
stand legs
The sink stand in issue No. 212 of Woodsmith is
great for a small bathroom. But you can convert it
for use in a master bathroom with double sinks. As
you can see at right, its just a series of shelves that
span the gap between two sink stands.
The top and middle shelves are glued-up,
solid-wood panels. The top shelf is notched on
all four corners to fit around the legs of the sink
stands. Just like the bottom shelf on the sink
stand itself, the bottom shelf here is made up of
narrower slats attached to cleats.
The top and bottom shelves are installed on
stretchers that align with the stretchers on the sink
stands (see detail a). Between these two shelves
is a middle shelf that rests above shelf supports
installed in the sink stands legs.
SIZING THE SHELVES. Before making the shelves,
keep in mind that the size of the parts will vary
based on your bathrooms layout. So take careful
measurements before sizing the parts.
INSTALLATION. Once the parts are sized, how-
ever, installation is a breeze. As you can see at
right, the stretchers have small spacer blocks
screwed to the ends. After you attach these
spacer blocks to the stretchers, all you have
to do is align the shelf stretchers with the sink
stand stretchers, as shown in detail a. Then
drive screws through the spacers and into the
stand legs to secure them.
The top shelf simply slips in place between the
sink stands, and the notches at the corners will keep
it positioned properly in its opening. As for the
bottom shelf, the slats are attached to two cleats fol-
lowing the same procedure that you used to install
the shelf slats on the sink stand.
To add the middle shelf, carefully measure and
lay out holes for shelf supports in the legs of the
sink stand, as shown in detail a. Then drill holes
and install the supports. The middle shelf simply
rests on the supports.
W
FRONT SECTION VIEW
Align bottom edge
of stretchers
Align stretchers
!/4" shelf
support
8#/8
Sink
stand
leg
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