Washer and Dryer stand

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Project by Brandon posted 10-17-2008 05:06 PM 14994 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We had our old washer starting to leak so we decided to replace them with some new front loaders. I couldn’t bring myself to pay $200 to raise them up so I took a look around my basement for leftover material. I was able to build this for $30 :-) Nothing real fancy, just something that looks nice.

-- Brandon, Maine,

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 10-17-2008 05:47 PM

Brandon, that is a nice platform that you built. It is a wonderful use of “scrap” materials and, not only looks better than the pedestals that are commercially available, but it costs significantly less.

Well done!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Bill Akins

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#2 posted 10-17-2008 06:39 PM

We did the same thing last year, bought front loaders but i made something similar. Yours look alot better than mine.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#3 posted 10-17-2008 06:45 PM

Great idea, never thought of that. Thanks for sharing. Think my laundry room will be a little nicer someday.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 10-17-2008 07:03 PM

I think your “nothing Fancy” and mine are a little out of tune.
Nice work

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#5 posted 10-19-2008 05:15 AM

that is perfect ! what did you use for framing ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 10-19-2008 11:01 PM

I built the entire thing from 3/4” plywood aside from the wainscotting and the trim.

-- Brandon, Maine,

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#7 posted 12-11-2008 06:44 AM

Let’s see….it’s a basement. It’s a corner. Nobody will ever see it. But of COURSE it needs to be trimmed out!

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 01-10-2009 06:34 AM

An interesting coincidence, the project for this weekend is to build a platform for our new W/D coming on Tuesday and we live in Brandon, Mb.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 08-22-2009 03:07 AM

I did the same thing (actually somewhat similar in appearance) a few years ago. I could not have been happier with the results and I am sure the same is true for you. Good thinking.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#10 posted 08-22-2009 03:09 AM

Looks super

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-17-2010 10:41 PM

That really looks nice, and takes advantage of the front loaders as well.
You’ll like not having to bend over when reaching in…
thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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