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sandyman720 12-08-2010 08:45 PM

Countertop over washer and dryer. Depth? Need HELP!!!
 
I want to install a countertop over my washer and dryer. It will be about 5 feet wide and be attached to walls on both sides. I plan to use angle brackets for this.

I want to use a prefab counter like these ones you can find and lowes and hd....

http://www.claytoncramer.com/picture...y/100_0396.JPG

My problem.....these coutertops are about 25" deep. The closest I can get my dryer to the wall (due to vent) will give me about 31" of depth. I would make my own using plywood, contact cement, and laminate material but that is a pain in the butt.

Any ideas?!?!

Thanks!

Ron6519 12-08-2010 11:05 PM

Get a smaller washer and dryer.
Ron

akilez 12-09-2010 12:44 AM

I'd find a matching (or complimentary) piece of material to make flashing that the back into a kind of shelf. Who know it may prove a useful place to keep the fabric softner while leaving you a nice little folding table (counter).

akilez 12-09-2010 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akilez (Post 548393)
I'd find a matching (or complimentary) piece of material to make flashing that the back into a kind of shelf. Who know it may prove a useful place to keep the fabric softner while leaving you a nice little folding table (counter).

Ok sorry for "double posting" but the system doesn't let me edit my posts:

...to make that flashing at the back... :thumbup:

sandyman720 12-09-2010 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 548362)
Get a smaller washer and dryer.
Ron

Thanks for the advice!

TipsyMcStagger 12-15-2010 05:00 PM

I just completed this same project...also using pre-fab 24" countertop purchased from HD. I knew the machines would extend beyond the depth of the countertop but now that's it's done, it's more annoying that I'd anticipated.

I went back to HD to see if I could order the same countertop in a custom depth. Unfortunately, they told me it's unavailable. I'm capable of making a 5' length of countertop myself, but I don't see how I'd be able to replicate the complex ogee curve in the laminate. I only want to replace the countertop that's over the machines. There's another section of 24" (deep) countertop, which I won't be replacing that has the ogee drip-edge and the backsplash.

I guess I'll see if I can find someone locally to make a custom piece of counter top.

Tipsy

dadflynn 12-16-2010 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sandyman720 (Post 548313)
I want to install a countertop over my washer and dryer. It will be about 5 feet wide and be attached to walls on both sides. I plan to use angle brackets for this.

I want to use a prefab counter like these ones you can find and lowes and hd....

http://www.claytoncramer.com/picture...y/100_0396.JPG

My problem.....these coutertops are about 25" deep. The closest I can get my dryer to the wall (due to vent) will give me about 31" of depth. I would make my own using plywood, contact cement, and laminate material but that is a pain in the butt.

Any ideas?!?!

Thanks!

Yes. I would set the countertop even with the front of the appliances and build out a shelf from the wall to the back of the countertop at the same level as the backsplash.

TipsyMcStagger 12-20-2010 05:02 PM

I did some more research and found out that the countertop sold by Home Depot is manufactured by VT Industries. Turns out they do in fact make a 45" deep single roll countertop that matches the 24" top I've already installed.

It has the same Ogee leading edge but no backsplash. I'll just tile to compensate for the lack of a backsplash.

Tipsy


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