Support for DOMSJO double-sink without countertop on a single 36" cabinet?

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The official instructions for the sink have 2 main points:
1- includes countertop, sink sits on top of it
2- has other cabinets on each side of the 36" cabinet where the sink sits.

For me, there's not enough space for more than 1 cabinet, so I just have the main 36" cabinet. I also figured since it's a standalone, there's no point in the countertop. The sink covers the whole area. Now with it I have my doubts about stability and longevity.

One thing I did was replace the flimsy legs supplied with two 2"x2.5"x36" pine boards on 3 sides. The front has 2 of them stacked for a height of 5" and length 36", and the sides have same with 18" in length. Now I want to figure out how to make the cabinet support the sink better. The sink is very heavy, over a 100lbs. Now adding to it all the potential stuff that can be in the 2 sinks I'm worried about whether the ikea cabinet can take it.

My next improvement:
- Change the cardboard backing for a plywood...

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Hi, hopefully I am posting in the correct forum. I bought a double-sink bowl ikea sink. This was before I found out all the potential issues that might come around because of the fact its Ikea sinks and not american made. At this point I already invested a lot of time and already drilled extra holes in the cabinet which makes it non-returnable.

The official instructions have 2 main points:
1- includes countertop, sink sits on top of it
2- has other cabinets on each side of the 36" cabinet where the sink sits.

For me, there's not enough space for more than 1 cabinet, so I just have the main 36" cabinet. I also figured since it's a standalone, there's no point in the countertop. The sink covers pretty much the whole area. Now with it I have my doubts about stability and longevity.

One thing I did was replace the flimsy legs supplied with twp 2"x2.5"x36" pine boards on 3 sides. The front has 2 of them stacked for a height of 5" and length 36", and the sides...

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you know that we renovated our kitchen earlier this year. When I wrote the first post about the makeover, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to paint the cabinets gray or white. I was throwing around the idea of a bead board back splash and I wasn’t sure if I would do butcher block counter tops or some kind of stone.

A lot about that original design plan changed, but one thing I knew I wanted from the very beginning, was a farmhouse sink.

Rewind back a few years ago, when I started thinking about redoing the whole kitchen. I wasn’t sure if the money was in the budget, but I justified that maybe it would add value to the house. I started looking at all the farmhouse sink options. I quickly found that my beloved apron front sink wasn’t going to be cheap. It seemed the average price for a nice, heavy ceramic sink was around $700! That just seemed like a little too much for a sink.

That is until I found out...

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