All Rachiele copper sinks feature an 8" deep single bowl with rear corner drains. Many ask why my sinks are 8" deep. The answer is purely logical and deals with ergonomics. With a double bowl sink, or a sink with center drains, you rarely, if ever, work at the bottom of the sink. Platters and cookie sheets are placed in double bowl sinks at an angle. With my design, those items are placed flat on the bottom of the sink for scrubbing. You will be working at the bottom of my sink all the time. If the sink is even one inch deeper, I can assure you that you will get a back ache. Due to the rear corner drain location and the 8" deep bowl design of my sinks, you can put double roll out trash bins under the sink as shown in the photo. Think about it... most of your trash is generated at the sink. No more dripping over the counter top or floor when scraping dishes of left over food. Best yet, you now have available space for another very useful cabinet near your sink that would have been dedicated to trash storage.
My copper farmhouse sinks make everything in the kitchen fun! This copper farmhouse sink features a custom rustic patina and two lovely children! You can feel safe bathing children or preparing food in our copper sinks. Our copper sinks are made of virgin copper mined and manufactured in the USA.
Easily remove your existing sink, make a few easy cuts in the counter top, remove the existing false drawer head(s) and my apron front sink slips right over the face frame of the cabinet. My patented design has a channel behind the apron that slips over existing cabinetry. The sink is totally custom sized to fit your situation.
I occasionally have clients that ask for sinks that are deeper than 8". There are many reasons that "my" sinks should rarely be deeper than 8". The ergonomics of my sinks are different from all others. As you can see, this client (and many others) are thankful for my insistence on 8" deep sinks. "You were right on the depth of the sinks... my back thanks you!" James Ng
All of our copper sinks feature an exclusive self-healing, naturally weathered, interior bowl patina. There is no significant maintenance, there is nothing you can do to permanently damage the patina on the inside of our copper sink. Our copper sinks have rear corner drains and the style is timeless (unlike the trendy hammered copper imports). We have optional patinas and finishes for the apron portion of the sink. The apron is 1 1'2" thick instead of the 2 to 3 inch thick aprons on many other sinks. This feature allows you to get closer to the work area of the bowl without reaching too far.
Our Signature Series workstation copper sinks feature interior ledges to support various cutting boards and a copper drain grid. No more chicken juice on your counter tops! Our customer's father made the cutting board used in the sink in this photo. How cool is that?
This is a 36" Signature Series hammered copper farmhouse workstation sink. The patina is weathered. Photo does not do this sink justice. It is absolutely gorgeous! I had to take a quick photo before I shipped it, so lighting was not as good as I had wanted. Only the apron was hammered. The interior was not. We can hammer both for you too!
This is a standard 42" copper farmhouse workstation sink with a weathered patina. Photos do not do this patina justice. It is absolutely gorgeous in person. Each sink is uniquely beautiful. Our Weathered Patina is one of my favorites and happens to be our least expensive patina too! Photographs do not capture the depth of this gorgeous patina. You just have to trust me on this one!
One of our copper farmhouse sinks with a rustic patina under a gorgeous black walnut kitchen counter top. Believe it or not, we have had several customers use walnut tops with their copper under mount sinks with terrific results.
You might have to arm wrestle me for one. This was quite a large double bowl under mount farmhouse copper sink. If you are going to have a double bowl sink, better get a large one! Double bowl sinks smaller than 42" just don't make any sense to me at all. Neither bowl is large enough to place a cookie sheet or platter in to wash it. This double bowl sink with rear corner drains does the trick!
One of our customers sent this photo of their copper farmhouse sink about a year after they installed it. They tell me they love it!
"Both my husband and I are surprised at how much we ended up loving the look of our sink in this kitchen. Not to mention its functionality! It's beautiful, and we have no worries, love the quality! It truly has become the center piece of our home. We used to have a stainless steel sink at our last home. I can't tell you how many times I looked down into that sink, disappointed at all the scratches. This sink sure stands up to the wear and tear from our family of five. I absolutely love that it is always changing it's beauty, this self healing thing is GREAT!" Faryal S.
This stunning kitchen features one of our 48" copper farmhouse apron front sinks with a copper grid drain insert. The faucet is a Waterstone PLP (positive lock pull down) in weathered copper. There is also a matching hot/filtered faucet and a soap dispenser.
I developed this patina a few years ago. I have to say, it is stunning! This is one of several custom patinas available on our copper apron front farmhouse sinks. Look at the top of any page to see "Patina Options".
If you have an existing sink that you hate... we can replace it easily with a top mount copper farmhouse sink. You have to do some cutting to the counter top (easy) and you don't have to cut the cabinetry. I have a patented design that has a channel behind the apron that allows you to slip the sink over the existing cabinet fame by merely removing the existing false drawer heads. The entire process can be accomplished in one day.
Every Rachiele copper farmhouse sink is unique. No two sinks look the same. This happens to be a very interesting patina that is a one of a kind. Make your sink a work of art and a fun place to prepare a meal. When you invest in a Rachiele sink, you are not merely investing in a sink... you are investing in a better way of life.
We use only pure AMERICAN copper to make our copper sinks. We may be the only company in the world that does! We go out of our way to use domestic copper. There is only one mill in the USA that offers 14 gauge, cold rolled copper in the size we need to build our copper sinks. If you are looking at other sources, ask them where their copper comes from and ask for proof. We check our copper sinks dozens of times during the process to insure the sinks are the correct dimension and that they are perfectly square. We use only virgin cold rolled 14 gauge copper, which has a yield strength up to 8 times stronger than annealed recycled copper used by virtually everyone else. Why does that matter to you? Well, you hear about 16 gauge, 14 gauge and even 12 gauge copper sinks. If they are made of annealed recycled copper, their copper sink would have to be made of copper that is 1/4" thick to be as strong as our sink. Our copper sinks are made of 14 gauge cold rolled hard pure copper! We use virgin cold rolled hard copper so that your copper sink will be tough enough to have a lifetime transferable warranty. We could not give a long warranty on an annealed copper sink. I would constantly worry about the integrity after a disposer was in use for many years. There is one company out there that claims there is no difference between cold rolled copper and their annealed copper. Sadly, that is a claim far from the truth. You can Google the question and find out for yourself.
This is a quote from Copper.org: "If scrap (copper) is mixed, contaminated or includes other materials such as solder then, when remelted, it will be more difficult to adjust the composition within the limits of a chosen specification. Where lead or tin have been included, but no harmful impurities, it is usually possible to adjust composition by the addition of more lead or tin to make leaded bronzes. For some scrap contaminated with undesirable impurities it is sometimes possible to dilute it when melting so that the impurity level comes within an acceptable specification. All these techniques retain much of the value of the scrap." There are many import companies that claim their copper is free of impurities. One such company claims: "When the metal is melted down any impurities are removed." Clearly that company is misinformed.
This farmhouse copper sink features a stencil patina on the apron of the sink. You have the ability to custom design a stencil with the assistance of our patineur.
This farmhouse copper sink features our "Tiger Eye" patina on the apron. The vast majority of our apron patinas receive a long lasting lacquer topcoat to protect the patina. We NEVER lacquer the inside of a sink - that is a "no-no".
Our "Rustic" patina is gaining in popularity on our farmhouse copper sinks. You can request specific colors, like greens, blues, blacks, etc. We will make sure you are thrilled with the result.
Take a look at the bottom of my farmhouse copper sink. Notice the bottom of the apron is completely closed. You will rarely find a photo of the bottom of an import because the aprons are almost always open on the bottom. There are no sharp edges on our copper sinks!
This client asked for a rustic hammered sink. You can see that the hammering is nothing like the imports. We use a very hard cold rolled copper which is impossible to hammer like the ones you see being imported.
This is what a copper sink looks like before we apply a patina. We do not ship sinks out this way. Just thought you might want to see what one looks like prior to shipping.
Recent custom farmhouse sink featuring our Fire and Ice Patina. Make sure you click on the image to get the full impact of how gorgeous this sink is. This patina is somewhat unreliable. Make sure you have plenty of time if you order this patina.
This is a custom stencil that we did to match the pattern on a tile the customer had sent us. We can make custom stencils to make just about any pattern or design.
Hammered (Rachiele style - real ball peen hammering). The hammering of one sink can take one man the better part of an entire day. The precision of our men is nothing short of amazing.
A rustic patina on our copper farmhouse sink. The deep orange is a very difficult color to achieve and this process takes a bit of time.
This is a gorgeous copper double bowl farmhouse sink with a mild rustic patina. This whopper of a sink measures 43" long. The apron was made 9" tall, while the bowls are 8" deep. This was done to give the sink more balance in terms of proportion. Truly a beautiful sink. We shipped this baby to its new home December 15th, 2010.
This is a 33" long apron sink with a 12 inch tall apron. The bowl depth is 8". It features our self healing weathered interior and our weathered/lacquered apron. Our customer was in a big hurry. This sink was built and finished in less than a week!
I really love this one! It is a 36" copper farmhouse "Signature Series Workstation Sink", featuring a ledge in the front and rear for cutting boards, a copper grid, or a colander. The patina is particularly nice. Very rich tones.
This is a farmhouse sink with our patented channel to slip over existing cabinetry. This sink also had a rear deck to house the faucet and other accessories.
See the construction of an imported copper sink below
Wonder why we hardly sell double bowl sinks?