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Washer Dryer Stand - with built in detergent dispenser

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Project by GlassImpressions posted 02-17-2015 04:41 PM 2367 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I filmed the build on my YouTube Channel. Please check it out! http://youtu.be/qDOujXINlE0

Typical washer and dryers are lower to the ground. You can buy stands for each unit for around $150-250. I decided to build mine and incorporate stylish hardware, larger drawers, classy hutch, and a special detergent feature.

The build consists of MDF, Poplar face frames, brushed nickel hardware, full extension drawer slides, Oil based primer, and white paint.

Primary construction method was rabbits, glue, brad nails, conformat screws, pocket screws for the face frame.

If you have any more comments, questions or suggestions please leave them here or on YouTube.

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-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw





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Adam D

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 05:17 PM

Cool idea and great execution! Are you at all worried about the vibration associated with the running machines?

-- Adam, Rochester NY

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GlassImpressions

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 05:28 PM

Adam, thank you for the comment. I am not too worried. It might become an issue but I don’t think so. The base unit has 6 leveling feet with grippy pads on them. They are located on each of the 3 vertical supports. The washer and dryer units have 4 leveling feet with similar grippy pads on them. The hutch makes the operations much quieter.

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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mcoyfrog

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#3 posted 02-17-2015 08:02 PM

Great job. So is your name glassimpressions because you work with glass also??? or is that your real name :)

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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ca8920

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#4 posted 02-17-2015 10:09 PM

Nice job, I hope my wife doesn’t see this.

Chris

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

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GlassImpressions

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#5 posted 02-17-2015 11:18 PM



Great job. So is your name glassimpressions because you work with glass also??? or is that your real name :)

- mcoyfrog

Frog, my name is Andy Glass. My small company is Glass Impressions LLC. custom woodworking on the side of my day job. I would love to work with different media in the future. Especially glass and metal.


Nice job, I hope my wife doesn t see this.

Chris

- ca8920

Thanks Chris!

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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dgage

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#6 posted 02-18-2015 12:40 AM

Really nice Andy! Do you have a link to the spout you used. My wife uses one of those detergent bottles with a spout at the bottom and those make a mess. Your solution looks so much better in both function and appearance. Thanks for sharing.

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GlassImpressions

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#7 posted 02-18-2015 12:49 AM



Really nice Andy! Do you have a link to the spout you used. My wife uses one of those detergent bottles with a spout at the bottom and those make a mess. Your solution looks so much better in both function and appearance. Thanks for sharing.

- dgage

Thank you for the nice comment! Hope you subscribed!

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE SPOUT. I will warn you that it does need some modification. If you look at the picture of the spout, you can see there is a smaller diameter cylinder coming out of the spout. That extra room between the valve and the end of the spout causes some dribbles. This issue is on most spouts because of the distance between the valve and the end of the spout. The detergent’s viscosity causes surface tension which in turn causes slow dribbles. I plan to cut that extra distance off with a die grider and a cut off wheel. it won’t be noticed and will greatly improve the performance.

In the meantime my wife and I first put in the detergent, shut off the spout and let it dribble as we are putting our clothes in the washer and selecting our settings. By the time we are done the majority of the dripping is done. The surface tension of the detergent holds the rest in.

If I can answer anymore of your questions please let me know!

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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NormG

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#8 posted 02-18-2015 04:01 AM

I have the same machines, they have limited shaking. Great build, I just put mine up on a 2×4 stand. They have not move, great drawer idea

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 02-18-2015 07:24 PM

Kewl Andy i kinda figured that but I’m always on the lookout for other glass artist….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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