Options for cast iron drainboard farmhouse sinks just got bigger — errr, smaller — with this new design — the 42″ Whitney — from Strom Plumbing. We spied this cutie while walking the floor at KBIS 2016. Strom Plumbing is also maker of Pam’s all-time-favorite midcentury style faucets, the Mississippi. New for 2016, Strom Plumbing also has some nice bathroom sinks.
As we recall, Strom Plumbing told us that this sink is meant to be installed onto a counter, rather than mounted on legs. The introduction PDF on their website also indicates it can be wall-hung [check specs before committing!]
- See our big resource page on Farmhouse Drainboard Sinks here.
- And see this — Laura used a different 42″ cast iron sink — similar design, about $1000 on Signature Hardware right now — in her adorable kitchen remodel.
We also spotted a wide porcelain console sink with legs. The width of this sink — 39-1/4″ is nice — reminds us of our beloved American Standard Gracelynn sink. However, for a midcentury bathroom, we’d need to get it off those big porcelain legs and onto sleeker chrome-plated legs. We presume this would be possible — it’s our experience that it’s the wall-hanging bracket that provides the lion’s share of support for sinks like this. Even so: Check with Strom regarding their recommendations before you consider doing this.
Above: The smaller version of the console sink, also showing off the Mississippi faucet with lever handles. Also of note, all of the grey countertop areas in the booth were Formica Charcoal Boomerang Laminate. Boomies rule!
…that provided an excellent spot for me to sit down and kick up those pretty red heels. Phew!
- Browse Strom Plumbing by Sign of the Crab products on their website here.
Read more of our stories about Strom Plumbing:
- Retro bathroom faucets — Comparing Strom Plumbing’s Mississippi vs. Element of Design’s Metropolitan
- Vintage style drainboard sink — Clarion by Strom Plumbing
- Wall mount faucet for a kitchen sink — handsome design from Strom
- 8 vintage style wall-mount kitchen faucets
- Farmhouse sinks – two sources for authentic early-1900s reproductions