|The New Yankee Workshop Online: Old Pine Dry Sink|
Arlington House sits high above the National Cemetery in Virginia as an imposing witness to historic events. Once the home of Robert E. Lee, it survives today under the watchful care of the National Park Service and is brimming with antiques of the Civil War era. Historic records prove that, at one time, the estate owned 63 slaves, some of whom worked in the kitchen. Lots of the tools and everyday objects they would have used still take up residence in the house, including a painted Old Pine Dry Sink. Norm notices it immediately and decides to build one himself out of recycled pine. However, the only water Norm?s dry sink will ever see is from tending the houseplants he intends to display on its copper top.