Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @AlexWW. It's terrific to have you join us and many thanks for your question.
I trust @ProjectPete will be able to answer your question for you on his bench installation.
In the meantime, you can see in ProjectPete's images below the brackets used to create the floating sections of the bench. I believe these brackets are the Zenith 100 x 22 x 2mm Zinc Plated Tri Corner Brace 2 Pack and Carinya 230 x 40 x 40 x 2mm Hot Dipped Galvanised Builders Angle. I'm sure ProjectPete will be able to verify this for us when he is able to reply.
It would be great to follow along with your project and we would encourage you to start a discussion if you need any assistance or if you would like to share it with the community.
Just wondering what sealer you used to seal the timber benchtop and how many coats did you do?
Sorry for my late response @Johno1. In this case I didn't use Marri in the laundry, it's a Victorian Ash laminated project panel - readily available from Bunnings and great value.
I did however use WA Marri from my best mate's timber mill down in Manjimup when I covered my Colorbond fence in it 😊 I haven't used Marri in a wet area (although the fence is obviously fully exposed to the elements) but can confirm it performs well provided it's properly prepped and finished.
Hi @prettyliving in this case I used a Feast Watson product (one of my preferred brands for finishing/protecting timber) but I can't remember exactly which one it was back then. I applied 3 coats and the benchtop is still in great condition although could do with a top up in the next 12 months which means it got about 5 years life from the initial install. (Note - I don't live there anymore but my mother-in-law does so still see it when I visit).
Thanks for the step-by-step for your laundry project.
Just a couple of questions...
1. What was your reasoning for not having your washer and dryer side-by-side? (ie for ease of loading from one to the other)
2. Do you (or whoever is the laundry person in your household) regret that decision a couple of years on?
As I'm in the process of drawing up plans for my laundry project, I am looking for ideas in the workshop and yours seemed to be along the lines of what I wanted to do, so I'm interested in your reply.
Thanks, hope you found I helpful.
Really came down to simplicity and cost given the plumbing and sink was already in the middle from the original build.
If I were to design it from scratch, I'd have them next to each other for ease as you've suggested. But it honestly wasn't/isn't such a hindrance as it is.
Hopefully, @ProjectPete will be able to let you know what tiles he has chosen for his project. In the meantime, you might like to check out a few options which could give you a similar result. We have a great range of white subway style tiles, including:
If the idea of tiling doesn't thrill you, we have plenty of easy to install subway tile glass splashbacks available.
Please let me know if you have questions.
They're just fairly standard subway tiles @tremas from a local supplier (Perth - Osborne Park) but I'm sure Bunnings offers the same.