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Project by Splitblade posted 08-11-2015 10:39 PM 2152 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife was tired of stuff falling behind the washer and dryer machine (because we all know that any flat surface is fair game to set stuff) so constructed this topper out of higher grade shop plywood. I’m usually apposed to paint but it worked on this project. Made sure to add a few hearts so now she cant forget that shes loved, even when washing unmentionables (and that’s a joke, I do wash a fair amount of the cloths, so no haters :P)

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#1 posted 08-11-2015 11:10 PM

Wow, looks real nice !

And yeah, I gotta do this for our washer & dryer. I had done something similar (but not NEAR as fancy) back when we lived in TN. I had also built a pedestal for them but I built it into the wall, so we had to leave it.

I have the plywood, just gotta get my butt in gear and DO IT !

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#2 posted 08-11-2015 11:25 PM

Great idea!

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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#3 posted 08-12-2015 01:08 AM

Very clever idea! I have a feeling that mine would like something similar…

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#4 posted 08-12-2015 08:25 AM

Nice, that will keep it stress free.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 08-12-2015 03:36 PM

Something to be said for front loaders. I may have to reconsider my next purchase so I can build a folding table like yours to go over the top of them.

Thanks for sharing! Wife should be happy and you should be proud.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#6 posted 08-12-2015 03:48 PM

Very nice, SB! Hubby showed this to me and said “There you go. Make it”! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 08-12-2015 07:16 PM

Very nice, SB! Hubby showed this to me and said “There you go. Make it”! Thanks for sharing.

- CFrye

Now that is a Switch on the Old Honey Do List. :)

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#8 posted 08-12-2015 08:33 PM

That’s a great looking project. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 08-20-2015 04:27 AM

This is a wonderful idea. I’ve not seen something like this in very many houses that we’ve done home removals in Sydney for. And it’s pretty smart! Lots cheaper than building in a counter top anyway and a nice personal touch for the washing area! I might want to give this a go myself when I get back later!

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