304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Install a counter top above your washer and dryer It also provides a wonderful place to store your detergents and laundry boosters. Permanent counter tops wipe up easily and are super convenient.
How to Build a DIY Countertop from Plywood
Butcher Block Countertops and Shelves Installing butcher block counters or shelves is a great way to bring character into your laundry room. Commonly seen in the kitchen due to its durability, butcher blocks can be sealed and sanded so you’ll never have to worry about water or detergent spills.
Plywood and MDF You may need plywood or MDF as the backbone of your laundry room wall cabinets. These two materials add strength and cost-effectiveness but are often not attractive enough to be the only material used in the design. MDF might be a good core for your wood veneer or even for your melamine.
Can I stack my washing machine on top of a dryer? No, you can only stack a dryer on top. Washing machines are too heavy, especially when full of water and wet clothes. They also vibrate more during operation as their spin speeds are higher, increasing the risk of accidents if stacked.
When clothes are piled up on the top of the dryer, they risk falling off and behind the dryer. There, it becomes a serious fire hazard if it blocks the vents, since this will cause heat to build up. Not to mention that clothing is flammable, which means it’s more likely to ignite.
Read the labels on items before you put them in your clothes dryer. Items that contain plastic, rubber, or foam should not be put into a dryer. … Keep all flammable items away from the outside of the dryer. Do not hang draperies near the dryer and do not store things on top of or over the dryer.
Adding a shelf over washer and dryer can hide the ugly washer hookup.
One standard way to cut a laminate sheet is to score it with a utility knife or a linoleum knife and snap it off, somewhat like cutting glass. This works fine for straight cuts that are relatively short. You can also make very short cuts, such as when cutting strips to length, with a miter saw.
The average thickness of plywood sheets used for backer on counter tops is 3/4-inch. This provides adequate support for a wide range of finish materials. You can use it as a stand-alone product as well as a finish-type plywood if it has a laminate finish that you can paint or finish according to personal preference.
Apply a maintenance coat of linseed oil every four weeks. A lightly used countertop may only need to be touched up every six to eight weeks. The linseed oil adds hardness and water resistance. You can tell that a new coat is needed by splashing a few drops of water onto the surface.
Plywood countertops add an aesthetic beauty that can’t be matched by plastic or tile. It is not as durable as laminate, but when properly sealed will last almost indefinitely and adds the warmth of real wood to a kitchen or business. Finished plywood is also popular for high-end tabletops and furniture.
It’s not advised to put a hot pan on your butcher block countertops, but the same goes for any other kind of countertop. … At least with butcher block countertops, heat marks or charring can be sanded out should they occur. Repairs for other materials are not quite so easy.
Treat your butcher block to a facial to keep it fresh and glowy. After a few weeks of heavy use, wash and dry your block the way you typically would (see tip #1) and apply a generous layer of mineral oil* with a lint-free rag over the entire surface. Let it soak in for 2-3 hours.
Caulking the Gap If you can reduce the gap to 1/4 inch or less, you’ll be able to fill it with acrylic latex or silicone caulk. If the gap is wider, stuff some backer rod in first. This is foam beading that supports the caulk and prevents it from sinking and forming voids.
Installing Butcher Block Countertops Just caulk any gap between the cabinets and countertop. Our cabinets are white so you couldn’t see it, but if you have a different color or stain, make sure you buy the right caulk.
Simply fill in the crack with wood glue, top it with sawdust shavings, and sand it. If the crack is fairly deep, use a plastic syringe to effectively sink the glue into the space. Most glues (depending on the brand) will completely dry within 24 hours.
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Integrated washer-dryers can be either fully integrated or semi integrated. … Built-in actually means a standard washer-dryer that fits under your units with no door over the machine. You don’t need to buy an integrated washer-dryer if this is what you’re looking for.
You should leave at least 1 inch of space between the appliances and the cabinets or walls and at least 4 inches of space between the back of the washer and dryer and the rear wall. Enclose the appliances with a curtain attached to the underside of the countertop or use cabinet doors to hide them when not in use.