Not only did we install new cabinets, but we also built a simple laundry room fold table. Clearly, this folding station makes my laundry room much more functional. If you’ve been looking for a way to add a folding table to your laundry room scroll on down and see how we put ours together.
Just as a reminder, you can easily navigate through each week of this Modern Cottage Laundry Room project.
Determine Size for Laundry Room Fold Table First, you’ll want to determine the height and depth for your laundry room folding table.
This would be the size I would cut the sides for my laundry fold table base. Next, you’ll want to determine how deep your folding table can be.
So, my folding table will sit back about 4″ from the front of my appliances.
If you purchase something through any link, we may receive a small commission, at no extra charge to you. Certainly to make it easier, have the basic cuts made at the home improvement store. The right side of my laundry room folding table base needed an additional cut for the dryer vent and gas line.
Also you’ll want to keep the wood trim flush with the outside edge of the plywood base. Finally, lightly sand the wood and apply either a stain or paint finish. Once it was dry, I applied a grey stain over the top and immediately wiped it off. Once the stain was completely dry, I applied 2 coats of a Wipe on Poly, sanding in between with steel wool. Install Base for Laundry Room Fold Table Before you install the side panels, determine the location of the studs in the wall.
The left side of my folding table base will be secured to the cabinets. Then I marked the panel where I wanted to place the brads before hand.
Because I really wanted a chunky natural wood top for my laundry room folding table, I decided to look for an old dining table on the online classifieds. And then we decided to use the benches to make two sofa tables behind Steph’s sectional couch.
If you like to upcycle, check out our Favorite Flea Market Flips for a little inspiration. Because of the unique way the leaves are inserted, making adjustments to the width of the table was pretty easy.
For this we are going to make pocket holes and screw the sides to the center piece. So, we screwed a cleat to the bottom side of the table in the center. And then applied wood glue to the side piece we were attaching.
Then we removed the clamps and inserted 2 screws into the 2 center pocket holes.
Overall, I want this laundry room folding table to feel old and a little worn with lots of character. This circular motion will press the dark wax into the divots and imperfections of the wood.
Then take an old cotton cloth and lightly wipe off any excess wax. Attach Laundry Room Fold Table Top to Base At this time, we brought in the table top and set it on our 2 side bases.
First, we drilled pilot holes in the cleat and then attached it to the the studs in the wall. Join our community of doers and you won’t miss any inspiration for your home.