The wooden sink was hand made from elm boards which we have left virtually untouched from their original state. Note the saw marks and aged patina remaining and the slightly mis-shapen nature of the boards. This made construction extremely difficult, especially achieving fully watertight joints, but the end result, in our opinion, is far more pleasing on the eye than the clinical and "too new" appearance of machine planed boards. To correctly allow for any possible movement accross the grain of the sink base, the sides of the sink are arranged with the grain running vertical so they can all expand and contract in unison. The 45 degree joints are reinforced with loose tongues all glued with waterproof glue. The custom made detachable drainer was also made from elm.
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