Washer & Dryer Pedestals

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Project by Kevin Depies posted 12-27-2012 11:45 PM 2353 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a set of these as a Christmas gift for my brother and sister in-law. While they didn’t need to be fancy, they needed to be strong to support the newer high efficiency wash machines. Therefore I milled some 2×4s to all be flat, straight and uniform (so they could be worked with) and went about making a frame with joinery that will hopefully hold up for a long time. The frames were then skinned over with particleboard and plywood drawers were made with dividers that can be removed. I painted them, but they definitely could have been laminated with counter top material as an alternative… and had I not done the project at the last minute!

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#1 posted 12-28-2012 12:19 AM

Nice idea. Good way to avoid buying those expensive pedestals.

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#2 posted 12-28-2012 02:39 AM

Well done.

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#3 posted 12-28-2012 03:41 AM

Great idea! I have a bad back and leaning down is quite painful when dealing with the laundry.

If you happen to have any plans, I’d be really appreciative if you would share them.


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#4 posted 12-28-2012 03:59 AM

I like them and I’m glad you posted the pics. We’ve been redoing my mom’s laundry and I’m trying to incorporate as much storage as I can; this would be great. I like the divided drawer. Nice place to hide all the containers as opposed to sitting on a shelf like most laundries seem to have.

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#5 posted 12-28-2012 05:01 AM

Nice! How much did each of them end up costing in materials I wonder? I’d love to pimp mine out like that.

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#6 posted 12-28-2012 06:20 AM

Thanks everyone. I did draw the frames on sketchup. If you message me your email address, I’d be happy to share the file. Every other cut was just determined in the shop, based on the dim’s of the frame.

These actually weren’t too cheap to build. It was probably a little over $200 worth of material and hardware. I went with full extension drawer slides that were $30/pair though and heavy duty adjustable feet are not cheap either. That being said, its still less than 1/2 the cost of the factory stands. So figure if your time is worth the difference :)

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#7 posted 12-28-2012 06:12 PM

Nice job.

You may know this already, but these new H/E machines spin at incredibly fast speeds and do vibrate some. If not bolted to the pedestal they could just walk right off of it.

Factory pedestals are bolted to the appliance.

Just a heads up.


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