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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.






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

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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.
 

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

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

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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.
 

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

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Nice job. woodworkers are handy people!
 

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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!
 

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Looking Good, Eric!!

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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Nice job Wrecker. Very neat and practical
 

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

Sheila
 

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Nice job, Eric! I remember when the whole washer and dryer didn't cost $500.
 

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Great job. Love the design you came up with. Def much better quality and craftsmanship than what $500 could buy at "Big Blue"
 

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When we bought a new washer a few years ago, I also looked at those high priced bases and thought I would build one myself…but they had a scratch and dent sale and I bought a matching unit for $25…not as nice as yours I'm sure
 

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Those are NICE. I too told my wife I can build a set, simply because we can't afford 500.00 to put into those.
Thanks for letting us look into your build. Those look very strong.
 

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oh come on eric, do you really think your unit is better …i mean yours are solid Oak and made right there , and there way to sturdy for this application, come on, if you dont buy from big blue, they will go out of business, and you wont have to go back to buy another one in a few years , as yours wont fall apart like there's will…LOL…LOL… isnt it crazy what they charge for there stuff..you did a slam dunk job on this, and they will still be there doing there job after were all long gone….good report, great project, you have made me think, we surely could use one of these for our dryer..thanks for the great idea….
 
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