Wood and water, what a great combination. Lots of people have concerns about the compatibility of these two but as we’ve said in this blog before, the secret is the sealer. Do the job right and there’s no reason for worry. After all, for thousands of years wood was the material of choice for boat building. Everything for tiny fishing boats to Viking long ships and the galleons of the Spanish conquistadors were made of wood. Even a couple of kids and a careless spouse can’t be as destructive as the North Atlantic and a few ton of barnacles.
A modern bathroom is a great place to use a wood vanity. Under sinks, as shower benches or anywhere else you like, it’s a durable and sustainable material. If you love the look and feel of fine hardwood don’t be scared off by a little water.
Today I wanted to indulge in some eye candy in the form of unusual sinks and wood vanity tops. I can type for hours and never convey the impact of a few good photos. I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as I did posting them.
Vessel sinks are easy to install, simple to clean around and really work to show off the beauty of the wood vanity tops they occupy.
Another sink style is the under mounted sink. This is popular in wood vanity tops for its understated compliment to the wood.
Drop in sinks were the standard vanity fare for years. They’re definitely not the boring little bowls they once were. Updated designs and materials create a completely new range of options.
The choices are wide open if you want to incorporate some wood in your bathroom. It’s a welcome counterpoint to the traditional hard surfaces of glass, porcelain and metal. Organic and always warm to the touch, wood is classic as well as practical. Add the fact that it’s sustainable and lends itself to endless design options and wood is definitely a viable option as a bathroom material.