Saturday, July 25, 2009
A unique sink
By Scott Beveridge
Lanny Bradley has incredibly gifted eyes that can see a kitchen towel rack in Canadian caribou antlers or a decorative table covering in a grouping of pheasant feathers.
And the Rostraver Township, Pa., man has the hands of a fine artisan that can craft these creations that adorn his rustic home. Yet he’s never spent an hour in any fine arts program. His is raw talent.
My favorite project of his to date is the bathroom sink in the new powder room he is building in his house. It’s made from a flea market find; an old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad copper basin that might have been used to wash up in a caboose or collect coal ash in a locomotive.
Bradley used copper pipes to secure the basin to the floor and general plumping supplies to give it a water source. I can’t wait to see this sink after it takes on a patina, and what this genius dreams up next.