Elegant Dry Sink
A dry sink is a piece of furniture that dates back to the days before indoor plumbing. It was often placed in a bedroom or kitchen area where people would wash or take care of basic hygiene. It consisted of a simple cabinet with a basin set in the top to hold water. The basin was typically removable to allow it to be filled or dumped outside of the house. The recessed areas of some dry sinks were lined with copper or other metal to protect the wood from spills. The cabinet often had drawers or shelves to store towels, bowls or shaving supplies. Today, the dry sink is mainly used as a decorating accent or in rustic cabins with no modern plumbing. Purchasing a dry sink is usually not a difficult task, and many furniture stores are happy to special order them on request. It is also possible to purchase plans for constructing a simple one. After all, dry sinks are charming antique or reproduction furnishings that remain in use as decorative pieces today.