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Project by EricLew posted 07-30-2017 07:29 PM 843 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted to get pedestals for our washer and dryer, but they are about $250 each, which I think is ridiculous. So I was “planning” on building something, and then stumbled across a nice stand project in Wood magazine issue 242.

It is solid maple and maple plywood, looks much nicer, and is more functional than what I was planning on throwing together for this, and it has 2 large storage drawers on full extension slides.

I was a little concerned about the weight capacity, and assumed Wood magazine spec’d it out, but of course I decided to fortify it with some vertical 2X4’s in the back (hidden) and added vertical solid maple pieces inside the carcass on the sides of both drawers. It is incredibly solid, and my wife is very happy with it, I’m sure much more than she would have been with whatever I would have built out of construction lumber :)

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon





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#1 posted 07-30-2017 07:39 PM

Looks great. How did you cut the drawer sides?

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#2 posted 07-30-2017 08:18 PM

I cut the sides on my bandsaw, the plans had the layout and radius all documented, but I actually couldn’t use that because I reduced the height. The plan had the height at 18”, but my wife is only 5’ 2” and we have a wire shelf on the wall that she wouldn’t have been able to reach, so I reduced the height to 15”.

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 11:01 PM

This is on my bucket list, thanks for diving in!

I’m only worried about the inevitable leaks…..

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#4 posted 07-31-2017 02:26 PM

This is a very practical piece with lots of functional storage.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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