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That’s right… not only do we now have a sink, but we also have a countertop above the washer and dryer. No more crawling on top of the washer to rescue rogue socks and collar stays from the dust bunny abyss.

The most time consuming part of this project was sealing the butcherblock with Waterlox. But after it was sealed and cut to size, I just built a ledger around the washer and dryer, leaving about ¾” of room above the appliances so they can breathe (there’s water draining back there, after all). Then I hoisted the countertop in to place, rested it on the strips, and screwed into place using the fasteners that came with it

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I was trying not to move the washer very far, since it weighs about 300 lbs, so I was working in tight quarters.

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With the countertop secured, I pushed the appliances back in to place.

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And there we have it… it almost looks like a real room.

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Now I just need to build some cabinet faces and do a little trim work, and the interior will be finished.

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