By far one of the most useful materials in the world, wood has incredibly versatility and can be used for practically anything you can possibly think of. From fuel, furniture, and much more, there are an endless amount of projects and ideas that you can do with wood. One of the many things you can do with wood is build add ons and extra furniture accessories for your home that may not have been there in the first place when you purchased or built the place. If you are looking for a fun and functional project to do that will benefit your home, here is a great project you can do to build a solid wood countertop above your washer and dryer units.
Unfortunately, if you do not have a front load washer and dryer, this project will not be able to work for your setup as the countertop would get rid of the ability to access the washing machine. If you do have a front loading washer and dryer you however, than this project is perfect to help get the most out of your laundry room and utilized the space that you have to the best of your ability.
In order to properly build this wood countertop, you will need a large piece of thick plywood that adequately covers the space of your washer and dryer both in width and depth. You can pick up one of these pieces at many hardware stores. The first thing you will need to do to prepare the piece of wood is to properly sand it down so it is smooth and free of any nicks or blemishes that could catch and ruin things you lay on top of it. Giving it a quality wood stain or wood finish is also a great idea to give it a clean and classy look.
Using some trim on the outside of the walls surrounding the washer and dryer, built a ledge to where you can lay your countertop down so it is elevated a couple of inches above the top of the washer and dryer. Once you have nailed the countertop into the ledge to keep it secure, you can use wood filler to cover up the nails before you stain or finish the wood on top to complete your finished project.
Have you built or installed a wood countertop in your home? What materials did you use and what was the end result? Be sure to let us know in the comments!