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DIY Laundry Room Countertop Over Washer Dryer

Having a countertop over your washer and dryer can help to organize your laundry room. Building one yourself involves measuring out the dimensions, purchasing the wood, and putting it all together. Some companies sell premade laundry room countertops but they can cost hundreds of dollars and some won’t fit properly. Why not spend around $200 and build one yourself? Have a look below for many other ideas for laundry room countertops an a step-by-step method to build one yourself. For some great laundry room ideas see here.

diy laundry room countertopTOTAL COST FOR DIY LAUNDRY ROOM COUNTERTOP = $230 + BUILD TIME 6 to 10 HOURS

Supplies needed for this DIY laundry room countertop:

  • Wood for support frame
  • Flooring or quality wood for countertop
  • Wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • Wood putty
  • Wood gloss
  • Sand paper
  • White paint
  • Wood stain

Tools needed for making this laundry room DIY countertop:

  • Circular Saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Router
  • Belt Sander
  • Power Sander
  • Cordless Drill

DIY Laundry Room Countertop_2Step 1 – Start out by measuring the dimensions around your washer and dryer.

DIY Laundry Room Countertop_1Step 2 – Purchase wood and create a frame around the washer and dryer using wood screws.

DIY Laundry Room Countertop_3Step 3 – Build the top using a plywood sheet to be the base layer for the custom countertop.

DIY Laundry Room Countertop_4Step 4 – Paint the wood frame to the color of your choice (match the color of your appliances).

DIY Laundry Room Countertop_5Step 5 – Purchase a custom type of wood of your choice to create the countertop.

DIY Laundry Room Countertop_6Step 6 – Cut the custom wood to fit the top and secure it in place with wood glue using wood clamps.

DIY Laundry Room Countertop_7Step 7 – Once the wood glue is dry, sand the countertop to get the surface completely smooth.

DIY Laundry Room Countertop_9Step 8 – Use a wood stain and stain the wood darker to create a custom look.

DIY Laundry Room Countertop_8Step 9 – Use a wood gloss to create a barrier to protect the wood. FINISHED!


The below 10 images are different laundry room countertop ideas to help inspire you!

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_01Stainless steel laundry room countertop idea

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_02Formica laundry room countertop idea

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_03Custom laundry room countertop idea

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_04DIY laundry room countertop idea

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_05Custom built laundry room countertop idea

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_06Laundry room countertop makes for an organized room

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_07Wooden panel laundry room countertop idea

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_08Marble laundry room countertop idea

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_09Concrete laundry room countertop idea

Laundry Room Countertop Ideas_10Beautiful laundry room countertop idea



There are many benefits to installing laminate countertops in your laundry room. Did you know that laminate cleans up super easy and is perfect for the laundry room as well?

If your laundry room is a dark and ugly place, turn it into a sanctuary of beauty with these tips. There are many different ways to make your laundry room become an organized and pleasing place to be in.

There are many different tricks to make your laundry room easier to get things done and be more productive. Consider baskets above your washer and dryer on shelves. Pull out drawers can also make doing your laundry easier by organizing and hiding from view all of your laundry cleaning supplies. Here are some amazing floating shelves for your laundry room to make organizing your stuff easier!

Do you know of an easier way to build a laundry room countertop? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Laundry Room Countertop Over Washer Dryer”

  1. DIY Project Help Tips

    Martin Campbell,
    That will depend on what type of washer you have and if the washer has an issue with “walking” during spin cycle. A front load washer that is properly loaded with clothes and if the washer is on level ground, you should not have the washer “walking” issue.

  2. martin campbell

    Most of these front loading washing machines tend to shake and move during the spin cycle. If i were to build a built-in type frame, wouldn’t the shaking be much worse (since the frame is attached to the wall)?

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