DIY LAUNDRY ROOM COUNTERTOP SIMPLE AND INEXPENSIVE. THROUGH FAILURE FROM ONE DIY PROJECT CAME THE SUCCESS OF ANOTHER PROJECT.
There was nothing wrong with our laundry room, other than I was looking to update it a little. I love having a large high countertop for folding and organizing laundry. Because this countertop has no contact with water I thought it would be fun to try a DIY concrete countertop.
As you can see from the photo above, we were not successful with the concrete. The process was too dusty and dirty for the space, so instead of scraping it off, we decided to just build our own.
DIY Laundry Room Countertop Materials
How to build a DIY Laundry Room Countertop
This is the process we used to build our countertops custom to our space. The same process can be used and altered in your space to give you a custom look that is similar to ours. Happy Building!
Cut and Label Boards to Size
Cut and label 1x12 pine boards to fit into your space. We ended up using 3 boards, cut them to length and labelled them for a perfect, snug fit.
Glue and Fasten Boards Together
Lay all 1x12 pine boards out in order and glue together, fastening with clamps.
Once clamps are in place attach boards together using a Kreg Jig creating pocket screw holes that will not be seen from the top.
We alternated pocket holes between two boards strengthening the connection. To see more about using a Kreg Jig you can see our DIY Floating Shelves tutorial.
Let the countertop sit clamped over night for perfect dry time.
Installing DIY Laundry Room Countertop
This countertop was being installed in our laundry room with three surrounding walls so most of our work was done prior, making sure for a snug fit. Once the countertop had dried we just carried it and set it in place.
There you have it! Sealed with a little hemp oil and the laundry room is back in working order.