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Project by DamnYankee posted 08-25-2013 01:50 AM 1162 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This becoming a money maker supporting my sawdust addiction,,,

This is the third platform I’ve made to raise a washer and dryer. Two have been high enough for laundry baskets to fit underneith the first was just enough to allow the laundry basket to fit under the door when it is opened. Washer & dryer manufacturers sell drawer platforms for their machines at $200 a piece. And they can’t hold a bottle of detergent upright. I make these platforms for $250.

They are made of pine dimensional lumber, plywood and paint

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 02:02 AM

Nice job and great idea to help support your habit!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Sandra

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 02:57 AM

Very nice indeed. I’‘ve looked at some of the commercial platforms and they are junk!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Rolry

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 04:19 AM

I did the same thing but put drawers in ours to hold extra stuff.

-- Rolry

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 04:59 AM

Better than “store bought” and YOU make the profit….
I like it!!!

Are you set up properly for mass production??? ;^)

-- 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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eddie

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 06:47 AM

great idea, DY some draws would work too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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eddie

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 06:47 AM

sorry Rob double post the portal is getting clogged

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Roger

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#7 posted 08-25-2013 01:00 PM

That makes it ez on the ole back for sure. Very nice

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

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StumpyNubs

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#8 posted 08-25-2013 01:30 PM

Every time we go to a place where they sell the commercial versions my wife says how crazy the price is. Building your own is the woodworker’s way of saying, “I’m not playing by Maytag’s rules!”

Nice job!

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JL7

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 05:34 PM

Well done Rob, and nice way to make a few extra bucks….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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DamnYankee

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 08:25 PM

Thanks for the comments!
Drawers would be nice but so far everyone just wants to be able to push laundry baskets under.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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DamnYankee

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#11 posted 08-25-2013 10:46 PM

The risers are jointed 2×4 jointed to 2×12 in order to get the rise I needed.
These risers are then notched to receive 2×4 joists.
This is topped with 3/4 ply and shoe molding and then painted. This platform is painted using chalk paint plus a coat of wax.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 08-28-2013 04:49 PM

Great project! It’s practical and gives additional storage place. Well done!

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