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Made this for friends. Raises washer and dryer up 15” allowing for three laundry baskets to fit under them.

Made from dimensional lumber (2×12 and 2×4) and 3/4” subfloor plywood. Finished with self-adhesive tile on the top and painted shoe molding and face. I also routed notches into the top of the 2×12s to recieve 4 2×4s 12” on center.

The project took 1 ea 2”x12”x12’, 4 ea 2”x4”x8’, 1 ea 3/4” subflooring plywood 4’x8’, 12’ of shoe molding, 18sf of tile, and 6’ of decorative facing.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards





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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 599 days ago

Wow, I did this same thing to my mothers house years ago, she loved it till she had to sweep the back corners … I still think it’s a great idea and saves alot of bending while doing the wash …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 599 days ago

What a great idea. Last time we replaced the washer we also bought the stand to raise the machine and it was $150 on sale!!! Your design is a much better use of money i would say….

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Dave

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#3 posted 599 days ago

Simple but very handy.
Remember ” if they can’t find you handsome at least they can find you handy.”

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 599 days ago

Nice work, my buddy bought two of those at $200 ea for his fancy washer and dryer. Blondie and I just shook our heads. For a room my guests don’t go in, I can think of so many tools for 400… Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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DamnYankee

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#5 posted 598 days ago

Total cost in materialsnwas about $80

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Roger

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#6 posted 598 days ago

Nicely done. A real back saver.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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DamnYankee

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#7 posted 598 days ago

I made one for us years ago. Mine does not have room under it for our laundry baskets – ours are too big to make raising the platform to accommodate them praticle – washer and dryer would be too high.

This platform counkd have been even cheaper if I hadn’t used premilled prepainted trim.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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ratchet

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#8 posted 598 days ago

very nicely done. Looks useful. If we ever get front loaders this is the ticket.

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 598 days ago

I see you do laundry, but do you also do windows???

A verry useful and back saving addition.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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rdjack21

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#10 posted 595 days ago

I really need to do this for mine as well. I really like the way yours came out.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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