Dry Sink modified into Entertainment Unit

A dry sink being used as an entertainment unit? Yes...after it was restored and modified! A customer's wish to have a family heirloom restored also gave them an opportunity to accomodate some modern technology.

This finished piece is a perfect fit for the client's large flat screen TV. But that wouldn't have worked so well without a slight modification...

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At the start of the process, the dry sink had faded finish and rubbed off areas throughout.

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Because a modern look was desired, the only option was to remove the existing finish.

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After stripping off the existing finish, a new hinged platform was added. This entailed adding a support strip all around to support the weight of anything heavy--like a big screen TV.

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Underneath the platform, a new storage area now existed. We'll call this a secret compartment since only the client (and maybe a few close friends) know where the cabinet is located.

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After sanding all of the surfaces--inside and out--to provide a consistent look, a stain was tested to ensure the client's satisfaction with the color.

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Our customer liked the color so we applied it to all surfaces--including the new hinged lid. Then, we enhanced it to give it a richer look.

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Once the color was optimal, top coats of finish were applied to give the cabinet extra resiliency.

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The final test was placement in the client's home. On the far left of the lid, you can see a leather tab sticking up. This allows the client to lift the lid on the occasion that they want access to that "secret" compartment.

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From any angle, the dry sink looks authentic and modern at the same time.

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