I signed up for this site because I was lead to believe I could get plans to build my own laundry pedestals. Can anyone tell me where I might find this information. 3 years ago
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How I did it: Built almost like walls of a house with only one top plate
and one toe plate out of 2x4's. The sides and rear is covered in 1/2" plywood and for extra strigenth the top is built out of
2x6's with holes drilled for the feet to sit in about 1/2" deep.
Painted inside and out. will store clothes baskets under
them. They are heavy but i wanted them to be especially
for the washer. It is heavy and turns at very high rpm so it needs to be on stardy ground. Read how I did it… 3 years ago
I would like to build a pedestal for a large front loading washer and dryer. 3 years ago
Can I get a copy of your specs? We are in the process of doing the same thing. This was my husband’s idea. I have some concern about doing this and the fact that you have successfully, alleviates my concerns. A contractor that is working in our basement is building the platform, I would be reassured to know that he is building it similarly to you. 4 years ago
While researching diy pedestals I stumbled across this project here and did a similar construction for the box. It is very sturdy and I think that it should easily support my washer. The only thing is…What is the easiest way to lift the washer up to the pedestal? 5 years ago
I want my husband to build me pedestals for my new washer and dryer. I know he can do it, he just made me a platform bed in 2 days. But my biggest two concerns about the home-made pedestals are the noise factor, do they echo being on the hollow boxes. Also will they shake alot? 5 years ago
It’s been about two weeks since everythign has been installed and there have been no installation issues. Everything works as it should.
And now i can use the $400 I saved on these things to buy my wife something nice for Christmas. Maybe a new vacuum cleaner?? 5 years ago
I have 2 new units coming after the black Friday sale. Do you have a suggestion on where to look for web specs.
Thanks! 5 years ago
Well, the washer and dryer were delivered on Saturday. When I told the two delivery guys (guys; they were really a couple of kids) I had made pedestals and they immediately told me my pedestals would not work. They were very apprehensive about putting the units on them. Their logic was the units shake so much only the factory pedestals are strong enough. I asked them to humor me and put the units on my pedestals.
I think they were a little more confident after they saw them and after the one guy (kid) carried one to the laundry room and his eyes almost popped out of his head because it was so heavy.
All things considered, I will leave this open for a couple weeks as we test everything out. We did a few loads of laundry and the washer does shake like crazy on the high spin cycle. It shakes, but it does not walk around on the pedestal; and that is most important. So lets see what happens over the next couple weeks and then I can close this. 5 years ago
The second pedestal is done. They came out pretty good. They should be strong and durable enough to support these appliances.
We will see later today when the washer and dryer are delivered.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
(And that is my good old circular saw sitting on top of the pedestal. Isn’t it pretty!) 5 years ago
One pedestal is done. The second is almost done. They came together fairly easy. I found the specs on the internet and drew up an simple frame. The tallest was 15.5 inches so this is the size I am making. And they are strong, sturdy and heavy. I was straining to carry it from the basement to the garage.
I think I definitly over built them. And that should be good. 5 years ago
So my wife decides out of the blue she needs a new washer and dryer. Huh? Where did this come from? Maybe it is just because my son is moving to his own place and he asked for the old ones, maybe just the need to buy something, who knows. I’ve quit trying to figure out how her mind works. Einstein could not have dome so why whould I think I could.
So we went out last night and bought these things. They look nice; lot’s of buttons and dials, but were expensive. (At least I thought, so but it’s her money.) They are the new front loader types that are very energy effcient and supposedly get your clothes very clean with minimal soap and water. Somehow I don’t see us saving enough on soap and water to pay for these, but that’s not relevant here.
The sales guy told us most people mount these things on pedestals so they are easier to load and unload. OK. That makes sense. And then he tells us they are about $250 a piece. OMG. Another $500. Maybe I’m crazy, or old fashion, but I think it’s a little dumb to spent that on a couple of boxes. So then he says some people make their own. That makes sense and I can do that. I have made a lot of boxes, big and small. He just says to over build them because of the weight and the fact the washer spins so fast. OK, I can do that also.
So I have a project for the next few days to get these made. They should be easy, 2×4 construction with 3/4 plywood and levelers on the bottom. I found some specs on the web. I’ll make them tall, 15.5 inches, that’s the tallest I saw.
I wonder if they need to be painted?? White? Or black to hide the dirt. 5 years ago