Laundry Room Pedestals

Craft Rooms 05.09.15
We saved over $400 by building our own pedestals for our washer and dryer. We spent a little more money in order to include the drawers/storage space. Love 'em!

  • Vicki
    Vicki Smyrna, GA
    thanks for sharing.
  • Sherrie S
    Sherrie S Debary, FL
    I was shocked when I bought my new washer. Then I found out it needed a pedestal - they don't tell you that ahead of time. I wish I had seen your posting before buying the pedestal. Brilliant idea.
  • Becky H
    Becky H Tampa, FL
    You two are to be commended! Not only did you save money, but you've a much better looking space at the same time.
  • Just a Girl
    Just a Girl Rockford, MI
    Thank you! I had fully intended on buying the pedestals with the purchase of the w/d UNTIL I realized how expensive they are. Goodness!
  • Eclectically Vintage - Kelly
    Nice alternative to buying them!
  • Sherrie S
    Sherrie S Debary, FL
    Just a Girl, I bought mine on the internet and had it delivered & then found out I needed to have the pedestal because it was 3/4 the height of my previous washer.
  • Crystal - 29 Rue House
    These look great! We've made drawers in a couple things so far and they are awesome!
  • Just a Girl
    Just a Girl Rockford, MI
    Thank you, Crystal! Not gonna lie--the drawers were a lot of work, but I'm so glad we opted to do them. :)
  • Brian Campbell, Basswood Artisan Carpentry
    You might also find it handy to make those low drawers also work as step stools if you have a wall cabinet or shelf above the washer and dryer that aren't easy to reach. Here is one I made in a vanity toe kick:
  • CC
    Great idea...I think we'll do this minus the drawers...thanks for the pictures!
  • Brian Campbell, Basswood Artisan Carpentry
    If drawers seem daunting, you can make the pedestal with open cubbies and add baskets for extra laundry supplies, etc. You could also keep a small step stool in there. ;)
  • Joni
    Joni Victoria, TX
    Wow! I tried to explain this to my hubby ONE week ago, but he couldnt "picture" it....I kept telling him , "just build a shelf thats strong enough to hold my w/d and tall enough to stick baskets under for storage!"...I Wish I had seen all this and I
  • Sheila Ollis
    Sheila Ollis Marion, NC
    Love this idea, I think I would like to build it only use laundry baskets in place of drawers, because my laundry area is so small already.
  • Le'
    Le' Woodville, TX
    I didn't want space under the w/d ....just wanted to get them up so I wouldn't have to bend so low.....just built a box and sat them on...perfect!
  • Polly Zieper
    Polly Zieper Fort Lauderdale, FL
    How did you know that plywood would support such a heavy appliance?How thick is the plywood? I saw the commercially- made pedastals in Lowe's when we bought our machines, and assumed there mustmetal supporting them.
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