$500.00 ?! Are you Nuts ?!

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 358 days ago 3440 views 14 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Long story short.
I help the boss with the laundry, (she’s getting up there too) but bending down to load & unload the wash was killing my arthritic legs.
So I go to “big blue” and almost had a heart attack when the guy said their laundry machine pedestals would cost me $500.00 !
I couldn’t get home fast enough to start cutting & gluing ! lol
Mine are stronger, better built (by far), have much more storage capacity. And are EXACTLY the size I wanted.

This Pedestal and two large drawers are solid oak from my pallet/shipping crate stock.
Painted with my white gloss resin porch paint, and the drawer pulls were some we had.
Total cost about $20 to $25 bucks !

Keep yours big blue, I like mine better ! lol

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#1 posted 358 days ago

Nice fit. Now go buy a nice power tool….............

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 358 days ago

Sounds like a great business opportunity. Your solution looks great and I’m sure it’s a lot better and sturdier than anything you could buy. Good job.

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

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#3 posted 358 days ago

Wow, that looks great, and fits in very well with your laundry room. Good work.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#4 posted 358 days ago

Clever stuff ! Never seen anything like that on our little island ,good idea and might I say damm well made.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#5 posted 358 days ago

Woodwrecker: I did pretty much the same thing when my wife bought new front loaders. I suppose there are lots of people out there that would give them $250-275 each for the pedestals, I just didn’t happen to be one of them. Mine were 2×10’s and 3/4 pw.
Good job.

-- Life is good.

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#6 posted 358 days ago

Nice job and now you have money left over to buy something you can’t build.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 358 days ago

Nice job. woodworkers are handy people!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 358 days ago

Amen ! $500 bucks. Nice job ! I was in agreement with you so did my own also.


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#9 posted 358 days ago

I’m with you Woodwrecker, If I see something I cam make I just make it and put the saving into something else.
Nice work! Looks like a pro was at work here!

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

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#10 posted 358 days ago

Looking Good, Eric!!

I need to make ours higher and this gives me some ideas.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 358 days ago

Eric, the pedestals turned out great as did your pocketbook LOL!! I’m with Tony C. if I can make it I will do it every time. Obviously that is your approach also. Again, nice work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 358 days ago

Don’t you feel sorry for the poor guys who can’t build their own stuff? ...... :-)
Nice work Eric, add my name to the “You get a new $475 tool now” list.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#13 posted 358 days ago

I think you should take the money you saved and go buy some more clamps it looks like you used all you

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#14 posted 358 days ago

Nice job Wrecker. Very neat and practical

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#15 posted 358 days ago

Good for you!!! $500 is insane! But . . . I am sure some people pay for them. Sometimes we get motivated by the strangest things! ;)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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