|Project by ChrisCrafts||posted 04-23-2012 03:49 PM||2426 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My parents are getting new side by side front loader Washer & Dryer Set. Pops didn’t want to drop $300 on Pedastals to raise them up. After hearing he was going to make some sort of 2×12 frame, I decided to see what I could do in sketch up. Came up with a little torsion box type design. I had a few pieces of double sided Melamine Birch Core Plywood on hand. Each box used about 4/5 of a sheet to build. We used Kreg Self Tapping Screws and the cases came together pretty square. Considering my Incra TS/LS needs some serious aligning I was pretty happy with the outcome.
The two Pedestals are 10” & 12”. They each way about 50lbs. I think they should hold up plenty well for the tasks. I love how easy sketch up is to use. Took me 30 minutes to design the boxes & about 4 hours to build them. Came out looking much better than a 2×12 frame & much cheaper than $300!
-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com