Laundry Countertop Tutorial

Hello there ๐Ÿ™‚

If you follow us on Facebook you have seen this pic:

Wood Countertop

Since it got so many likes I decided to show you how it was put together so you too can have yours.ย I didn’t have the intention of doing a step-by-step so I did not take pics of the process. I will try to explain the best I can, if you have any questions feel free to ask.

What you will need:

  • 1 sheet of 5/8″ย sanded plywood
  • 1×2 select pine
  • 220+ sandpaper
  • Stain of you choice
  • Measuring tape
  • Kreg Jig or finishing nails and wood glue

I bought a 5/8″ sanded plywood sheet at Home Depot, once home I measured the length and depth that I would need. Make sure you don’t measure all the way to the back wall as some room is needed for air to circulate.

laundry scketch

Once that was done I cut it to size (Home Depot will cut it for you for free). I also cut ย 3 pieces of 1×2, one to use as a front trim (length of the plywood + 2 x 3/4″) and two to use as side trims and toย keep the top from sliding from side to side.

Trim close-up

I could not attach it to the side walls because the light switches were on the way.

Once everything was cut, I lightly sanded with a 220 grit sandpaper then wiped it all off and stained with Minwax Dark Walnut Stain.

Once that was dried I used a few coats of polycrilic for protection. The side trims were then attached. I used my Kreg Jig for that (there are several tutorials online on how to use it). If you don’t own a Kreg Jig you could always use glue and finishing nails.

After it was done I placed it on top and that’s it. Can’t believe what a difference it made in the room.

Countertop tutorial FiRefinish

This one was done for a customer.

Stained top

Since she didn’t have the light switches on the way we were able to attach it to the side walls. Only the front trim was needed. We used 1×2’s as support brackets. They were anchored to the wall studs and the countertop sits on it ๐Ÿ™‚

Wood countertop

So are you ready to build yours??? :o)

If you would like to have one but don’t want to diy contact us and we can have one done for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let us know if you have any questions

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20 thoughts on “Laundry Countertop Tutorial

  1. Naomi W. says:

    Nice! Todd said he’ll do this for me/us in our laundry room. You and Mike need to be on stand-by. Lol. Not anytime soon though…. :'( lol

  2. Sigh… I love this… I unfortunately have top loading dishwashers so this is just a dream still ๐Ÿ™ It is brilliant though! And yeay to sits girls for bringing us bloggy gals together!

  3. Wow, it’s amazing how something so (almost) simple can make such a difference. It makes a laundry room actually feel like a room. I’m so glad I’m stopping by from the SITS girls (early since I’ll be traveling Friday) and discovered your blog! What a talent you have!xo ~kim & chloe @

  4. Oh my stars, I love that! I’d love to do that in our laundry area, but I think it would have to be a freestanding table because of where our washer and dryer are.

  5. What a great way to create some workspace. Unfortunately my dryer stands on top of my washing machine, so I won’t be able to try this. But I really like it. Dropping by from sitsgirls.

  6. dishofdailylife says:

    It looks great! We have a broken washing machine right now but I definitely want a front loader when we replace it! And a countertop over the top! My husband is pretty good with woodworking so I will have to show him this. Thanks for sharing it!

  7. Carrie From Carrie This Home says:

    I love how this turned out! The darker stain against the modern machines looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing your secrets on how to do it!

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