In early America,
long before the days of shower massages and whirlpool tubs, the
dry sink was as commonplace and functional as any fully plumbed
sink in a modern, American home. Used with a pottery basin and pitcher,
it offered a recessed well on top to prevent the water from splashing
out while washing or shaving. And although its original purpose
has been made obsolete by modern-day plumbing, there's still a place
for this attractive piece of furniture in our homes.
used to build this project are simple enough, even for beginning
woodworkers who are willing to take their time and move step-by-step
through the various techniques. There's nothing particularly complicated
here. The majority of the components (including the drawer fronts)
are assembled with dowels and the raised panel doors feature simple
joinery, as well. When you've finished, you'll have a handsome piece
of furniture that will make a great addition to virtually any room
of the house.
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