I am installing wainscot and a pedestal sink in my bathroom. Previously, there
was an existing wainscot and a vanity. The person who did that
installation cut the wainscot to fit around the vanity (which was nailed
to the wall) and installed a metal strip to conceal the seam. The wainscot
did not extend behind the vanity.
I have since removed the vanity and purchased a pedestal sink. The sink
top will need to be bolted to the wall between the studs. My question is if
the wainscot should be installed behind the sink (and then drilled through
for the bolts) or also cut around the sink and caulked. Obviously, it
could be done both ways with acceptable results. However, I am curious
how a professional would do it. What is the method most likely to result
in the most professional-looking appearance? Does the wainscot go on first
and then the sink is installed or vice-versa?
Thanks for the advice. So this is the proper order then?:
1. Open wall and finish plumbing rough and install support for sink
2. Close wall and install wainscot, precutting holes where needed (dirty
arm and hot/cold supply)
3. Attach sink to wall
Does that sound right? Do I think caulk around the sink as well?
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