If you have ever tried to retrofit a farmhouse sink in an older house you know the troubles that can you can encounter. If you haven't let us warn you - even though it is fairly straightforward; if you are dealing with cabinets that are not exactly level you are in for some work trying to get it level. You have to build supports if your cabinet was not originally used for a farmhouse sink so why not build the supports as levelers also!
My brilliant husband came up with this genius idea on how to easy level it without shims and any one spot can be adjusted easily and quickly to get it level and keep it level!
All you need
Some 2x4s 2x2s and some bolts
We also used a metal tray you will see later to keep the screws in place and from digging into the wood and wearing away at the wood over time!
Simply build a wood supports for the sink that will also act as the leveling agents. To do this we used lumber we already had on hand 2 x4s on the bottom and 2x2 on the top. You can see the bolts all the way around the support and leveling system. Below is a close up of how it supports the sink all the way around and also how the bolts act as the levelers!
Build it for the long Haul
Since we are building this to last we used a router to make a groove to install a metal tray in the 2x2. Then the screws will be held in place in the tray and not wear the wood down over time or slip. The one listed below is an example of one like what we used. You can see it in more detail in the picture below as well.
We hope this helps you in your remodel and retrofitting a farmhouse sink! It sure was easy to level it up and only cost us the cost of the screws and the metal tray we had the lumber so overall a pretty inexpensive fix once we figured out all the particulars!! Thankful for a genius husband this one was all him!!
Now can't wait to enjoy that concrete farmhouse sink!!!
If you have comments or questions would love to hear from you!!
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