Good afternoon. In the process of installing new cabinets this weekend, I discovered that I did not do enough research on how to install an apron front sink in a sink base cabinet, and how the two fit together. Here is the short list:
- Sink must be supported by something besides just the cabinet box
- This is generally 3/4" plywood spanning the full width of the cabinet, supported on each side
- The installer must cut all apron sink bases on site, due to variation in apron sink size and design
- It is preferred that the sink base cabinet is 3" wider than the sink itself
My problem is with the width. I have designed around and already installed a 36" wide sink base. I would like to put a 36" wide apron sink on top of it. There are photos online that show this situation, but I haven't had any luck finding a how-to for this exact situation - everyone else did their homework and got a narrower sink than cabinet. Does anyone have experience putting an apron sink on top of a cabinet of the same width?
(this is a photo from the web, not from the kitchen I am installing, but shows the width situation)