Cabinet Size for 36" Shaw Apron Sink

quiltgirlFebruary 28, 2013

Can the 36" Shaw Apron Front Sink sit in a 36" cabinet or does it need to be bigger?

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Ask what your cabinet maker recommends. It depends on how they plan to support it and scribe the sink front.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 2:41AM
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Generally Belfast sinks are installed with a margin of sink base cabinet faceframe remaining exposed up along the sides of the bowl. Something on the order of a 39" base would accomplish this given that the outside dimension of the sink is 36".

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 10:32AM
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Mine is in a 36" sink base but from what I understand from one of the KDs here (can't remember which one), it should have been in a larger base.

Although it works, if the sink ever had to be changed it would be a bear compared to the scenario of it having a larger sink base.

Put it in a larger sink base...just to be safe.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 11:21AM
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Terrible picture, taken with my ipad but you get the idea.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 11:26AM
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I cannot go 39" base so will have to re think this sink once again. And just when I had struggled through the decision process and decided on the 36" Shaw. . . . .darn!

Red lover, I think your sink looks fine in a 36" cabinet. Do you feel it is a problem for any other reason other than replacement? Perhaps I could leave a 1/2" of frame on each side.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 12:50PM
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Okay, I am going with the 36" Shaw Original Farmhouse Sink and putting it into a 36" cabinet like the one in this picture. I like the looks of it "sitting on a board" rather than scribed into the cabinet face. Will have skirt underneath rather than doors. (I think.)

Traditional Kitchen design by Boston Kitchen And Bath Dalia Kitchen Design

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 5:27PM
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Quilt girl--that's really beautiful.

No, my setup works fine even if you wanted to go the scribed route. But, I guess I became concerned a few weeks ago when I read on here that the granite/countertop would have to be removed to change out the sink if the sink ever needed to be replaced. But, with a larger sink base that was not the case. The sink could be easily replaced from underneath without removing the countertop.

Too late for my kitchen, but thought I might save you a little trouble by mentioning it. Hopefully, the sink in my kitchen will last forever.

Good luck in whatever you decide.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 10:06PM
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