Laurening it up!

September 8, 2019


Concordia uses a classroom in the basement of the CDC for their early childhood education classes. Occasionally they do some messy artwork and the professor has mentioned how it certainly would be nice to have a sink down there to cleanup after that kind of stuff. I reminded her that there is a mop sink in the downstairs janitor’s closet, but she said she didn’t want to sit on the floor to wash paintbrushes.

She’s not wrong. I just needed to cobble together something to make a sink that could drain down to the floor drain. I prototyped something before going to Lincoln on Saturday to get a feel for the space:

Well, guess what they just happened to have at the ReStore place? (It’s like a Goodwill of fixtures, furnishings and appliances.) A laundry sink! Unfortunately, it won’t fit in the mop sink with all four legs, and I need to work not the drain situation, but it certainly has promise!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Laurening it up!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    That’s nice! It looks like it was made for that space.


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    For what it’s worth (FWIW?): We use a plastic dish pan in our laundry sink. Uses less water. Easily rinses the sink.


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