DIY Washer Dryer Pedestal: A Laundry Life Saver1/29/2010
It wasn't until marriage that I found myself doing laundry as if it were my new found hobby. Not that I enjoy it, but there are always clothes to clean! I can’t imagine what it will be like when the kids come. After consistently kneeling to find miscellaneous socks that got “lost” in my washer… I started getting fed up. I went to Sears to find the pedestals that matched our washer and dryer, but the best price was $500 for both!!! I was not ready to spend a small fortune, but couldn’t get it out of my mind that there must be an alternative to make washing easier. After seeing a few upscale laundry rooms with built-ins I became inspired to build one myself…and let me tell you… it has become my laundry life saver.
What you will need:
- ¾” plywood for top
- 2x4 lumber for base
- Thin wood paneling to cover front and side(s) * Bead board is an option
- Trim pieces
- Optional pulls for faux wood drawers