How to Make a Countertop out of Wood Flooring

So Adam and I have been working on our laundry room for a while now, but as we are not HGTV it actually takes us real-life amounts of time to finish a room remodel.

Materials Needed

- Plywood base (3/4 inch or more), cut to size (they will do this at the hardware store for you) - wood flooring (we used Lumber Liquidators utility oak) - wood glue - rubber mallet/hammer

HOW TO MAKE A COUNTERTOP OUT OF WOOD FLOORING

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The first step is to cut a piece of plywood (3/4 inch thick or more) to fit the space.

If you are replacing an existing countertop just cut it to the same dimensions. Ours was a little unique in that we had to leave a gap in the back for all the utility connections, and also pull it bac from the front of the washer about two inches

The next step is to add your wood flooring, we used utility oak we got from Lumber Liquidators. They sell their not-so-great pieces at .99 a sq ft, and a few years ago we bought enough to do a few countertops in our home.

Making the actual countertop is simple, you just install the wood the same way you would on the floor. Start by making the first plank flush with the edge of the plywood, that way you can add the front piece later and make the countertop look like a solid hunk of wood.

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