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Project by devinelight posted 01-24-2012 12:34 PM 4789 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This washer/dryer pedestal is 30” x 60” and has drawers for holding dirty clothes until laundry day. Now the dogs cannot help themselves to dirty socks for a game of tug-o-war! :-D





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#1 posted 01-24-2012 01:49 PM

Super idea and build! Great color choice as well.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 02:12 PM

How about a picture with one of the drawers open, and how tall is it? Great Job. I want to build one.

jtmek

-- a good woodworker can fix his mistakes, agreat w/w can fix them before anybody see's them

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 03:30 PM

That’s a great idea! Everone can use more storage.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 04:33 PM

Very cool idea. Lol at the dogs comment. Have u thought about casters ?

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 05:02 PM

Great Job! Did you make any sort of reinforcements to deal with the vibrations?

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 07:04 PM

I added a couple more pictures. There are 2 center vertical supports between the 2 drawers. It is 18” high, which still allows me to reach the controls of the washer/dryer which are at the back of the machines. But I am tall (5’10”) so if you are shorter you might want to consider making these a little shorter. The drawers are 15” high x 28” deep x 27” wide if I remember correctly. I used glue and screws to assemble it. So far it’s holding up good. My washer has rubber feet on it so it dosen’t dance around at all. I thought about putting wheels on it but decided it wasn’t necessary. In 13 years we’ve only needed to move the washer dryer a couple times. I have a husband and 2 strapping 13 yr old boys so if I need to move them I have help! LOL!

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 07:08 PM

P.S. – If I would have bought 2 individual pedestals they would have been $249.00 EACH! I built this stand for around $125.00! Plus I have a 1/2 gallon of paint left over for another project! :-D

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 07:14 PM

Oh there were also 5 supports (solid oak) going across the top spaced equally from front to back on the top (58 1/2” long) with notches cut out for the center vertical supports. This was probably over kill but I didn’t want the cabinet vibrating loose! If I get around to it I will take the drawers out and get a picture.

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 07:22 PM

Awesome! I need to do something like this because I know I didn’t want to pay that much for the factory pedestals.

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#10 posted 01-24-2012 09:23 PM

Cool, I plan to do something similar whenever I get around to doing the cabinets in our bath/laundry room.

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#11 posted 01-24-2012 09:58 PM

I like your idea but have you considered the heat put off by a Gas or Electric Dryer? Not sure I would
want wood only 1in away from the heat source.

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#12 posted 01-24-2012 10:53 PM

I was just thinking about making a couple of these. How do you keep the W/D from vibrating off?

Yours look good.

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#13 posted 01-25-2012 04:42 AM

Never considered the heat coming out of the dryer. But before I built the pedestal, the dryer (gas) sat on carpet for 13 years and the carpet still looks like the day we installed it. So there must not be much heat coming out! Also, I think if there was enough heat coming out to damage carpet/linoleum then there would be a LOT of angry people complaining to the manufacturers! If it’s safe enough for carpet then I think it’s safe to assume it’s safe for wood! :-D

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#14 posted 01-25-2012 04:48 AM

Our washer & dryer have rubber “feet” on them so they stay put.

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#15 posted 01-25-2012 05:09 AM

Good idea and a good build .well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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