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Project by wooddude posted 09-26-2009 09:00 PM 2593 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I repaired the old washer & dryer one too many times, and it was time for an upgrade. And of course I wasn’t going to waste the green backs on those matching pedestals. Instead of just making a torsion box for them to sit on. I managed to make them so that each would have a deep drawer. No fancy drawer slides either, just some strips of hardwood for the rails. nothing fancy. The washer was heeeeavvy. I laid it on its side, and used two angle brackets to fasten the back of the washer to the pedestal. Then stood it up and slid it into place. They have been in use for a few months now, and are going strong. The finish is via two cans of black spray paint, and two cans of gloss enamel.
Thanks for looking.

BTW, If I could have made a new Washer & Dryer out of wood, I “wood” have …...sorry:(





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NBeener

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#1 posted 09-26-2009 09:58 PM

Good job!

I remember pricing the stands for our W&D, as sold by the company that made our appliances. They were something like $350 … EACH!

I was fairly sure that this wasn’t intricate carpentry, and that I could do it for a /couple/ of bucks less, anyway ;-)

Thanks for proving that it can be done :-)

-- -- Neil

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firecaster

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#2 posted 09-27-2009 02:56 PM

I didn’t realize those stands cost that much. We’re thinking of upgrading. I’ll be building my stands also.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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Gio

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#3 posted 09-30-2009 05:28 AM

The stand I did for under our dryer has the heat tube routed through it so that I have a removable cap in a port hole in front so that in winter we just remove the cap and benefit from all that warm moist air. During warm weather insert cap and the heated air is dumped outside.

Couldn’t stand to have all the heated air wasted; like blowing dollar bills out the window.

-- Gio, Gifts4thee.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#4 posted 09-30-2009 05:17 PM

Building the stands are a great alternative. The prices on the originals are outrageous.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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JoshInTampa

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#5 posted 10-01-2009 05:14 AM

Looks great! I’m building something simliar for my W&D. Did you put any leveling feet on those guys?

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wooddude

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#6 posted 10-02-2009 02:43 PM

Thanks all.
Josh, yeah I put some threaded leveling feet on both stands. The ones I used have an insert with a threaded bolt/feet that only req’s drilling a hole first. The important thing is to not drill the hole too deep.

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hardwoodflooring

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 06:38 PM

good job.

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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