resin or other material for sink? Answered
I'd like to try making my own bathroom sink, and I'm wondering what sort of material(s) would resist cracking / chipping / discoloration, and preferably not be poisonous.
My first thought was some sort of cast resin. Googling "cast resin sinks" will turn up a ton of cool looking products. Bonus is being able to light it up from the inside. I'm not sure what sort of resin is used for those products, though.
I also considered the "inverse": sculpting a shape out of wood etc., then layering it with something like Aquaresin with fiberglass reinforcement, and polishing. Might not be a tough enough surface, but perhaps could be sealed with an epoxy / urethane / what have you.
I'm not sure that going fired clay will give me the modern / futuristic look I'm going for... Unless there's a way to have someone apply a glossy ceramic coating to a piece that you bring in.
Concrete was considered and discarded - mostly for aesthetic reasons, but also weight. Really, resin seems the easiest route - but still looking for input from any materials experts out there.