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Building our own washer, dryer pedestals. #2: Some progress pictures.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 04-08-2010 08:27 PM 5690 reads 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Cutting out parts, & starting assembly. Part 2 of Building our own washer, dryer pedestals. series Part 3: FINALLY DONE AND WASHING CLOTHES ( Edited 02/05/2011) »

I’ve been poking along with this project, fitting it in with other chores around the house.

It seems like as a person gets older, it takes more time to get anything done, but it gradually gets done..

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After attaching the side panels, I glued in a piece of foam pad as a silencer.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To stretch my plywood, plus protect the ply edges, I glued on some Brazilian Cherry flooring for edging to the top.

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I decided to face off the fronts with the Brazilian Cherry.


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I routed a 45 degree chamfer to the top of the boards to blend into the top.

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This is the end result after a coat of mineral oil. The oil sure brought out the beauty of the Birch plywood, although it’s going to be covered up by the machines _

Now as soon as the other piece is completed, I’ll need some help lifting the machines onto the pedestals._

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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mikethetermite

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#1 posted 04-08-2010 08:36 PM

Looks great, the wheels will be a big help. Better than the $400. we spent, and ours does not even have wheels. Thanks for sharing

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 04-08-2010 08:56 PM

Hey Dick
Super job and looks good too. I heard of put people on pedestals but Washers and dryers? LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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GaryD

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#3 posted 04-08-2010 09:21 PM

Dick like the idea of on wheels also. Then you can move them easy to clean the lent vent also. Nice work!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 04-08-2010 09:27 PM

Bet that washer and dryer are going to feel pretty special. Hope they feel they are above working….......(-:

I have some old oak flooring left overs. I may have to think of something to do with them. Never thought of using them to cover a utilitarian object, for instance.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Richforever

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#5 posted 04-08-2010 09:46 PM

Wow! Fine furniture for the laundry room! I like the chamfers and the wheels.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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BarbS

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#6 posted 04-08-2010 10:13 PM

“To stretch my plywood, plus protect the ply edges, I glued on some Brazilian Cherry flooring for edging to the top.”
Thanks for the tip. Your pedestals are great, and I want to remember that one for when I will inevitably need it! Nice job.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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littlecope

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 10:28 PM

Those appliances are really going to be styling in the laundry room!!
Nice Job, Mr C.!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Karson

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 10:28 PM

Dick. Very nice. They should be very useful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 04-09-2010 12:46 AM

Great job, Dick.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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NBeener

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#10 posted 04-09-2010 12:52 AM

Wow, Dick:

What a GREAT way to approach what could have just as easily been a very utilitarian, MDF-type piece.

It’s great to take woodworker’s skills, and a woodworkers sense of style, and make something artful AND functional out of an opportunity like this.

Well done :-)

-- -- Neil

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daltxguy

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#11 posted 04-09-2010 05:54 AM

Those are some privileged machines…

I’ll be right over to help. Is it spring there yet?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 04-09-2010 12:45 PM

Thanks to all of you for the nice comments.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 04-09-2010 02:31 PM

You mean to say I’m going to get slower?

My clients aren’t going to like this news at all!

Nice job Dick.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 04-09-2010 02:38 PM

THANK YOU, LEE,

I have never really had to be real fast, just ”half-fast” <(;0)#, because it’s just a hobby.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 04-14-2010 03:13 PM

I finished the second pedestal, & they’re ready to go.

I’ll be adding some pictures of the completed project soon, in part 3 of this series.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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