A great idea. Plywood as a laundry room countertop. Lowes will cut to size, just rub on some danish oil. (Add a cheap rubber floor mat between the wood and metal to dampen the sound.) I like the counter top space, with a shelf above.
Attic Bedroom Closet Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 9 - sublime-decor. I have the perfect wall (with attic behind it) to do this. I've often thought of making an easily accessible closet there.