Slop Room Sink Project

Started a new project for SWMBO last week. We have a laundry/Bath room on the first floor and it had a little powder room sink in it. Since the Mrs is getting a little tired of me using her sink every time I come in covered in grease, oil, dust, dirt, or some other foreign substance I thought I'd build a cabinet and install a "real" sink in the back bathroom. It will also be nice for her to use when she cleans.
The cabinet is 48" x 25" with a 49" counter top, double stainless deep bowl sink and a Peerless faucet. I've been gathering supplies since last July. Everything but the plumbing items (feeds, drains) were gotten at a surplus auction. I spent more on the plumbing stuff (feed lines, strainers, and waste lines) than I did on the rest of the materials... :-O
This link shows the construction process.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/71761029@N00 /
I'll be making simple raised panel doors for it directly.
I used 3/4" MDF board for the sides and sealed it with spray primer. The only thing left (besides the doors and drawer fronts) is to hook up the drain.
Got it together over the course of a weekend.
I have some left over counter top and am considering using it to make a router table top. Any one ever done something like that? My thought is to take off the back splash, cut in a hole for a lexan plate for the router to be attached to and then router in channels for T track for the fence. Any suggestions or thoughts on that?
SWMBO is thrilled with it so life is good... until she thinks about the next honey do item. ;-)
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Think that sink is big enough? You must get awful dirty!! It is a good idea though. You can't have too much sink when it comes to getting clean!
I like the way that you combine shop pictures with the kids pictures.
Good lookin' kids.
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That's a totally familiar project. Lexan (aka Tuffak, polycarbonate) is kinda rubbery and might sag if you hang a router from it; phenolic plastic (Micarta, Formica, etc.) is stiffer and might work better.
Some of the best fence designs use a steel channel glued into a routed slot; hardware stores sell U-channel shelving standards that are useful in this regard. The countertop material is not going to make as good a sliding surface.
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