Washer/Dryer Pedestal

Submitted by Codding58 on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 11:00

I tailored my pedestal to work with the limited space that I had to work with. I began by "cleating" a 2x4 board to the studs on the back and side walls using 1/4" lag bolts. I then laid a sheet of 3/4" MDF on top and screwed that down to the cleats. Afterwards I built the supporting 2x6 legs underneath and screwed those to the top MDF board. We put a strip of 1x2 across the top-front side to keep the machines from ever "walking off" the pedestal. We then painted and trimmed out the front face and the legs. The wife is very pleased with the project, and loves the added space in our laundry room because we can now store the dirty clothes underneath the machines.

Estimated Cost
Around $50 including the molding, MDF, lag bolts, and paint. The 2x6 boards were left over scrap, but would not have added much to the total.
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF and Douglas Fur/Pine
Finish Used
White Paint (baer)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner