i’m finishing up my laundry room redo; i’ve mounted RTA cabinets (bought before i knew how to build a cabinet!), and built the base cabinet with pull out drawers that fits between the washer and dryer. before i bolt the base cabinet to the wall, i’m trying to figure out how to build the countertop.
what size ledger boards do you think i need? would 1×2s, attached to studs with 3” screws along each of the 3 walls be enough to support the weight of 2 layers of 3/4” plywood? 2 layers would prob weigh somewhere around 80 pounds.
do i really NEED 2 layers? with an unsupported span of approx 30”, would a single layer of 3/4” bow with little to no weight on top?
to cover the plywood edge, i’ll attach a 1×2 across the front, probably with biscuits and glue.
i’ll store the most commonly used laundry supplies in the drawers now that i have them, so about the only thing i’d do with the counter is stack clothes out of the dryer for folding.
The 1x2 across the front will add considerable strength. 2 layers of a good cabinet ply,,glued together,, will be very strong. The 1x2 will be more decoration with those 2 layers IMO.