|Project by flossy||posted 01-02-2012 09:13 PM||8567 views||20 times favorited||13 comments|
Two weeks before Christmas my Middle School-aged son says, “It doesn’t feel like Christmas when we don’t make something for somebody.” So, we picked our favorite recipient (his mother) and settled on pedestals for the washer and dryer. We’d build them with a large drawer in each for storage of detergent, etc.
I thought this would be as simple as building two cabinets for the shop, but a bit of research quickly revealed the structural challenge of holding a large water-filled vessel (with some centrifugal force action thrown in, to make things interesting). The breakthrough came when I found this project by fellow LJ’r Chipncut: http://lumberjocks.com/Chipncut/blog/14539
We followed his approach to the structural core and then wrapped it in ¾” birch plywood. The fronts have a simple maple faceframe.