Extended and Customized Sausha's Laundry Pedestal

Submitted by jtshaver on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 07:44

This was my first ever project. I would have done a good amount differently if I had to reconstruct it now, but it came out pretty good and definitely serves its purpose.

These are the changes I made compared to the original design:

  • Increased the length to 69" to fit our room
  • Added center posts to support the extended length
  • Doubled the top thickness
  • Routed an ogee on the underside of the top
  • Extended the top and bottom deck by 1' all around
  • Increased the post height to 12"
  • Chamfered the corners of the vertical posts
  • Enclosed the sides with inset panels
  • Painted to match our baseboard trim
  • Added furniture slider feet to make it easy to move on the tile

It definitely took longer than I would have liked, but I could do it much faster if I had to do it again.

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
3/4" MDF, Construction 4x4s, Kiln Dried 2x4s
Finish Used
Oil based primer with semi-gloss Behr "Swiss Coffee" enamel on top. 2 coats of each, and an extra coat of paint on the top.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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