This step by step diy project is about washer dryer pedestal plans. If you want to store your washer and dryer in a professional manner, while creating storage space, you should check out this article, as well as the related ones. Adjust the size of the components with great care and lock them together by using waterproof glue and galvanized screws following the instructions.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the pedestal. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 18 3/4″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 53″ long SUPPORT
- C – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21″ long, 8 pieces – 25″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 28 3/4″ x 61 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 28″ x 60″ long TOP
- E – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 18 3/4″ x 28″ long, 1 piece – 18 3/4″ x 61 1/2″ long SIDES
- 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10 ft
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- filler, stain
Building a washer dryer pedestal
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the washer dryer pedestal. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the les out of 4×4 lumber and the rest of the frame out of 2×4 lumber.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the legs by using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled.
The next step of the woodworking project is to assemble the frame of the pedestal. Therefore, we recommend you to build the aprons out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and fit them between the sides.
Top Tip: Align the edges making sure they are flush and secure them to the legs by using 2 1/2″ screws and waterproof glue. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.
Reinforce the structure of the pedestal by installing the rest of the supports to the bottom and top frames. Cut the 2×4 components at the right size and drill pocket holes at both ends. Place the supports equally-spaced and secure them to the aprons with 2 1/2″ screws. You could also add a 2×4 support to the middle of the frame, in the front.
Build the bottom shelf out of 34″ plywood using the information described in the diagram. Mark the cut lines to the corners of the plywood sheet and get the job done with a circular saw. Take accurate measurements before making the cuts if you aim for a professional result.
Fit the bottom shelf to the structure and make sure there are no gaps between the components. In addition, make sure the surface is perfectly horizontal. Drill pilot holes and secure it to the joists by using 1 1/4″ screws or nails. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess using a damp cloth.
If you want to build a washer dryer pedestal with a neat appearance, we recommend you to attach 3/4″ plywood pieces to the back and sides of the structure. Fit the panels to the structure and fit them into place by suing 1 1/4″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components and add glue to create rigid joints.
In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to attach the top component to the wooden pedestal. Therefore, build the top out of 3/4″ plywood, making sure you smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Top Tip: Align it into place and secure it to the structure by using 1 1/4″ finishing nails or screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Clamp the components for a few hours to get a proper bond.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the pedestal in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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