Washer & Dry Pedestals

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Project by ChrisCrafts posted 04-23-2012 03:49 PM 2939 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My parents are getting new side by side front loader Washer & Dryer Set. Pops didn’t want to drop $300 on Pedastals to raise them up. After hearing he was going to make some sort of 2×12 frame, I decided to see what I could do in sketch up. Came up with a little torsion box type design. I had a few pieces of double sided Melamine Birch Core Plywood on hand. Each box used about 4/5 of a sheet to build. We used Kreg Self Tapping Screws and the cases came together pretty square. Considering my Incra TS/LS needs some serious aligning I was pretty happy with the outcome.

The two Pedestals are 10” & 12”. They each way about 50lbs. I think they should hold up plenty well for the tasks. I love how easy sketch up is to use. Took me 30 minutes to design the boxes & about 4 hours to build them. Came out looking much better than a 2×12 frame & much cheaper than $300!

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 07:43 PM

Looks good. You’ll want to make sure you secure the appliances to base some how. Otherwise they might vibrate off the base – and their savings of $300 just evaporated. :)

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 03:16 AM

Keep your eye out for vibration through several wash/dry cycles and see if there is any movement. I made my own pedestals a year ago and neither the washer nor the dryer have moved yet.

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 08:42 PM

This is something I’ve been thinking about doing. Can you tell me if the washer and dryer are any louder being on the pedestals – as opposed to being on the floor? And did you put feet on the bottom of them or are they sitting directly on the floor?

Great job though. I never would have thought of the torsion box design. That’s pretty smart. Thanks!


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