I'm planning on building a kitchen countertop made out of joined wood, and I would like to build the sink out of the same type of configuration. So far, I have built the top (see picture below), and I am still struggling whether to continue with the plan to build the wooden sink or just put the metal one that I already have, which would make it way easier. I'm not sure that the wooden sink would last, that's why I would like to know other people's opinion on this.
So here are my thoughts. If I build the sink out of wood, I'm planning on applying some layers of Epoxy (Table Top Epoxy from ProMarine) to protect the wood and make its surface stronger, but what worries me is that the hot water from the tap or from draining pasta or whatever hot would destroy the layer in time. There is no information about the temperature on the Epoxy containers. Another concern that I have is that the drain hole will have garbage disposal attach at the end. That thing vibrates a lot and is attached to a wooden hole, which would make that hole larger in time (the thickness of the wood is 5/8"), I assume. Also, I would need to bevel the hole's circumferential edge to make some room, which would make the wood even thinner (see sketch below).
I'm not sure if my worries are realistic or not, but I would like to know if any of you have experience with this and
- How to make the hole resistant to vibrations or how to glue the metal drain to the wood to make it very strong
- Is epoxy enough to seal the wood and protect it even at high temperatures? (I read somewhere that the epoxy deteriorates with temperature in time)
- Is there something else I would need to consider when having wood close to water, soap, and vibrations?
Any advice and suggestion would help a lot!