Find a suitable hardwood log and a couple strong friends. My log weighed a couple hundred pounds.
Step 2: Cut, square, and de-bark
I cut my log 32" tall and made sure the top and bottom were level. I then began to de -bark the log. I used a flat chisel then sanded the log.
Step 3: Cut out the back.
You will need to hollow out the log to allow room for the plumbing. I cut wedges with a chainsaw which I then chiseled out. If you don't know how to safely use a chainsaw then this is not the project for you!
Step 4: Hollow out the basin
I measured out the depth and size of the basin and used a spade bit to begin removing material. I then used a chisel to clean it up and create a hole for the drain. Please note that chisels are darn sharp and hitting your hand repeatedly with a hammer hurts!
Step 5: Mark and drill the fixture
Mark and drill the holes for the water feeds. I had to use a hand auger due to the depth of the hole needed.
Step 6: Set it up!
Set the sink bowl in a bed of adhesive and set the fixture. I coated mine with a couple clear coats of polyurethane and called it done. Be safe and enjoy!
Bio:I grew up in the country and after my grandmother's passing, realized how much information was lost with her. I am by no means skilled or an expert but I love to create. I hope some of the knowledge I...read more »