Did you have a good weekend? We escaped to the cottage again, but not before we managed to get the countertops installed in the laundry room. We debated a few different options - laminate, Corian, natural stone - and before I show you what we went with, I thought I'd share the steps we took to support the countertop. If you are installing your own countertops, no matter what your material is, the supporting structure will pretty much be the same.
3. If your countertop spans a wide area, you'll also need to install a gable to support the countertop in the middle and prevent it from sagging. Here's the one we created out of plywood. The short vertical pieces will screw into the cleat at the top and a spacer piece at the bottom. The long horizontal piece will be screwed into the underside of the countertop. Again, you'll want to make your gable less deep than your counter so it isn't visible.
5. Affix the countertop to the cleats and gable. You can use a combination of L-brackets and screws.
And here's our plywood countertops installed!
There's more to come in this room, hence the missing paint in the corners. But we'll leave those surprises for another post.