In February 2017 we featured a beautiful wooden bath tub built by the multi-talented Marco Casavecchia – an architect, boat builder and cabinet maker based in Susa, Italy. We caught up with Marco again this month to hear all about his latest project, a stunning and unusual wooden sink built for one of his customers.
How did the project come about?
I was asked by one of my customers to make a sink as part of furnishing a small space behind her office which she could use to freshen up in between meetings – she liked the idea of using wood so that’s what we went for.
Years ago, I was lucky enough to find a piece of cherry wood which had a really interesting natural double curve. The bowl of the sink came from this.
I cut curved strips that followed the grain of the wood and glued them together to make the shape of the bowl. Then it was just a simple matter of gluing the flat parts to the sides of the sink.
It was really quite a straightforward job.
Which WEST SYSTEM® or PRO-SET® epoxy products did you use? How did they help?
I used WEST SYSTEM 105 Epoxy Resin® and WEST SYSTEM 209 Extra Slow Hardener™ for gluing the separate pieces of wood together. I then used WEST SYSTEM 207 Special Coating Hardener™ for coating as well as a high gloss two-pack polyurethane varnish on top to give it that extra shiny finish.
Seeing the beauty and the clarity of the grain after I applied the first coat of WEST SYSTEM 105 Resin/207 Special Coating Hardener™ was a really great moment. I could see straight away how it enhanced the look of the wood which was fantastic.
What’s your top tip for people looking to start a similar project?
Just like with my wooden bath tub, I’d recommend using well-seasoned, dry, stable wood, free of blemishes or defects… and of course, WEST SYSTEM products!
Thanks to Marco for telling us about his project. Have you got a project to share? Contact us and you may feature in a future edition of epoxycraft!
To view more of the items that Marco builds, visit his blog.
To learn more about WEST SYSTEM epoxy products, visit the website.