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 Post subject: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:14 pm 
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There has been some talk about sink bridges recently. I made one of my own it's easily done. I make raised bed gardens out of cedar decking material. It was pretty easy with some left overs from my work. The cedar is really good too because it handles being wet very well. No mold or rot to speak of and it doesn't warp to any degree that would interfere with being used a sink bridge. Even if you go buy a whole board you'll be looking at less than $10. And you can make then for your pals too.

Measure your sink, and cut a board to size. Then cut a couple of blocks to attach for keeping the bridge in place. With the board on the sink just hold one of the blocks against one side of the sink. Then holding them together for fit just pull it away and attach the block. Then repeat for the other end. I like using a 6 inch board but a 4 inch wide one will do fine too. Use what you have around if you can I say.

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Sinkbridge ready to be used.

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See the blocks? Install them to fit to your sink and keep the bridge from moving on you.

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Attach the blocks with a couple of screws.
I sanded the edges and corners on mine a little to make sure there are no splinters.

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Not a must but a damp washcloth or disposable towel between the bridge and stone will keep it steady.
A "handywipe" type of "semi-disposable" towel really works well.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:08 am 
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I have a plastic cutting board that fits perfectly across my sink and I put my stone holder on it. Works great.



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 Post subject: Re: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:47 am 
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Jeff B wrote:I have a plastic cutting board that fits perfectly across my sink and I put my stone holder on it. Works great.


That's funny, your mention of that in another thread is exactly what prompted me to share this. I tried that and found the plastic board to be too flexable for my likes and so I came up with this. Since it was scrap for me, the cost was zero. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:55 am 
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I set it across the sink divider for support.



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 Post subject: Re: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:42 am 

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That's not a sink bridge . . . This is a sink bridge :D
Said to the tune of Crocodile Dundee

All free Scrap from Home Depot and built like a tank!

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 Post subject: Re: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:53 am 

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Sorry, just learning this Internets stuff . . .

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 Post subject: Re: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:34 am 

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BadBoy<> That is a BEAST!! Could be a bit thicker...

Is that a 4x4 under there?


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 Post subject: Re: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:51 pm 

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Underneath is two 2x4's. Let's just say that there is no flex. By the way, the opening fits the universal stone holder.



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 Post subject: Re: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:23 pm 
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That's a monster!! :)



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 Post subject: Re: Easy Homemade Sinkbridge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:43 pm 
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I love these type of threads. Anyone else have a home made one?

Scott, you don't have any slippage issues with yours? I would tack on a piece of wood as a stop at the top of the board to bump the stone up against if it did move a little.



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