Scooping Angled Corner Sink

fire943May 6, 2013

I recently ordered cabinets from Lowes. I ordered 36" angled corner but also ordered a 30' under mount sink. I know its too big but there was confusion. Originally, I asked for a full 36 inch base but... Anyway, I have seen several posts about scooping or moving the sink further back. Other then advice on not doing it, does anyone have advice if your planning to do it? Pictures ( I have only seen one) or Tips?

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I usually just lurk, but recently found myself in a similar position with my 36'' corner sink cabinet. Scooping might be an option, but I wouldn't move it any further back. Corner sinks are already set back further than regular sinks and any additional space would be uncomfortable. It would probably also make it hard to reach the faucet. I asked my granite fabricator to put my sink as far forward as possible and it's still 5'' back (I have a 20'' undermount sink).

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 3:28AM
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Don't scoop unless you plan to reinforce the base---a lot. A corner sink base already almost fails the granite support test and scooping weakens the sides even further. You also need ledger support at the back corner for the stone as a matter of course. Your installer should do that automatically, but many don't and need to be told that by you or the granite fabricator.

Go with a standard 25" sink like the base was intended to use. Return the 30" sink or sell it on Craigslist.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 6:53AM
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Here's our 30" sink in a 25" corner cabinet. The inside edge sits 2-1/4" back from face of cabinet, and I ran cross supports on the other three sides. Our old 30" heavy cast iron sink was installed in the same cabinet for 27 years with no problems.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 10:33AM
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Here is the framework, I did have to notch out just a bit where the front corners meet the side cabinets.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 10:37AM
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here is plan view of a 30" sink in a 36" corner cabinet set back 3 and 3/16 from face. Shows how much goes into the adjacent cabinet- if 30" is the inside dimension of the sink.
So what LWO said-do what ctydm did and rebuild the cabinet. BTW that is not a 25" cabinet measurement is take at the wall.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 12:09PM
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jakuvall, I was measuring the 25" based on the diagonal face frame exposed in front of the sink. If measured like your drawing, mine is closer to 40" or 41"!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 12:38PM
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ctycdm- I figured that was where you measured, menionted it so someone doesn't walk into HD and ask for a 25" corner sink :)
I use a minimum 39" with a recessed front for a 30", still tight and needs some cutiting but doesn't require the rebuild you went through- a 41 fits if recessed with not work- so 41" for a non recessed sounds right as does what you did.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 3:51PM
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