Washer and Dryer Pedestals

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Project by jmdevera posted 01-04-2014 04:45 PM 5630 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Merry Christmas to my wifey. Picked up a ton of 2×4’s from HD on the 70% off rack. $250 a piece for the store bought ones. Check out several plans from others and created one that worked for us. 28×60 x 19 1/2 with enough room for a few laundry baskets.

First “platform/box” Ive ever built.

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 06:26 PM

I really like this idea, good job on the trim as well. Looks really good.
Need to do something similar for my wife as she really wants one of these but I can’t justify $200 plus just for the convenience.

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#2 posted 01-04-2014 07:49 PM

Nice looking pedestals. You’ll get compliments on those for sure…
My wife tells me she likes ours, since she doesn’t have to bend over to load and unload
the washer and dryer.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 04:23 PM

Great project, very functional, convenient and adds more storage. I’m sure wife loves it. Great job!

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 05:42 PM

Great idea, wish I had seen these before buying the pedestals offered with the machines!!
Questions: Are these on a solid concrete floor/basement level, or upper floor of the home?
Do you have any issue with the washer vibrating/dancing around?
Ours are on the second floor, linoleum floor, washer/dryer feet are not rubber covered and it drives me absolutely nuts the way the washer just will not stay leveled, so I am thinking of making something like this, sitting on a 3/4” plywood base to provide a more solid support. Any experience with using a non slip/shop mat underneath..
Appreciate any advise, suggestions..
Thanks again, great project!

-- SFC, US Army, Ret. (DAV)---"It's not the fall I mind so much, it's that darn sudden stop I don't care for"....

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 01:15 PM

@tonyps – Its a solid concrete floor with linoleum on the first floor of the home. I added a few extra 2×4 supports just in case it would vibrate/dance around, whether those supports helped im not sure but it is pretty quite. I added some flat strips on the bottom just to create cushion. I do believe the ply is 3/4”. I would consider adding some casters if you can. Our room simply wasnt large enough to do this but it would make cleaning much easier and you could even have some slim storage underneath, just a thought.

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