DIY Washer/Dryer Pedestal

I loathe my laundry room:(  It needs serious attention.  I saw this DIY Washer/Dryer Pedestal on Ana’s site and thought that would give me the motivation to make-over my laundry room!  I will share my sadly neglected laundry room pics with you in my reveal because today it’s all about the pedestal!

I didn’t make any modifications to the plans.  I started by framing out two “floors”.  I used wood screws and Gorilla Glue Wood Glue for all joining pieces.  (Make sure to pre-drill!)

After building the floors, I attached 4×4 posts to each corner for the legs. 

I did not use the optional metal brackets because I couldn’t find the right size.  I did counter-sink the screws at an angle and I used a TON of Gorilla Glue Wood Glue!

This is an upside down view of the top of the pedestal.

I attached the “bottom” floor to the legs using the same steps as above.  What you are seeing is two floors framed with 2×4’s and 3/4″ MDF for the actual “floor”.

Here it is flipped upright.  Yes, it is HEAVY!!!!

I tried my hand at a little mitering…..

Let’s just say that I FINALLY figured it out after another trip to Home Depot for another 8′ piece of trim.  Small price to pay for a greater knowledge of the miter saw….at least that’s what I am telling myself;)

Tada!  Please excuse the garage.  I’m a messy builder!  My only thought after I constructed this sucker was ‘how the heck am I gonna get’er under the washer and dryer’…pretty sure that’s NOT gonna be without my hubby;)

I’ll be back later with my laundry room reveal pics but while you’re here check out Whitney’s laundry room.  Super Cute!  Also, it’s not to late to enter the Silhouette Giveaway.  You can get all the details and enter HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by:)

  • Ellen

    I would really like to know how you did get the W/D up onto that, I dont have a huge space either!

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  • http://www.thrifty101.blgospot.com Michelle @Thrifty 101

    I LOVE this! Those pedestals are SO expensive! Good for you to to find a Thrifty way around it! I’d love for you to come link up this and any other projects you have at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty 101! http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-thrifty-thursday-14.html
    ~Michelle

  • http://faultyawesomeness.blogspot.com/ Julie

    Great job! I’m feeling inspired to build one of my own! Can’t wait to see your whole laundry room finished!

  • http://thediyspot.com Joselyn@The DIY Spot

    Visiting from FJI. Nice Work! Can’t wait to see your laundry room reveal. I can surely use some inspiration.

  • http://charmingdecor.blogspot.com Miss Charming

    Kudos for building it yourself. It’s going to be great in your laundry room..

  • http://www.strictly-homemade.blogspot.com Maridith @ strictly homemade

    I am impressed with your mad skills with power tools. Wow!! I bet your laundry room is better then mine. I just have a closet laundry area!! Great job!!!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Maridith:) My laundry room is not a closet area but it’s small…it’s just a little walk-through off of the garage. I wish I had room for a storage system so bad!!!! I am trying to make the most of it though;) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • http://pickupsomecreativity.blogspot.com Chris

    Great job! This is a project I’ve wanted to tackle for a while!

  • http://nomadiccharm.com Betsy C.

    I can’t wait to see the end result and I love the gorilla glue bit, it really helps keep everything nice and tight. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Besty! LOVE Gorilla glue! It does make everything solid;)

  • http://www.DIYHomeStagingTips.com Barbara aka Pink Overalls

    Wow! Way to go. I applaud you for tackling this not-small project. We’ll be watching for the final photos!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Barbara:)))

  • http://www.DesignBuildLove.co Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co

    looks awesome!!!

    • Ashley

      Thanks Ashley:)

  • june

    Awesome!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much June!

  • http://megmacdesigns.blogspot.com Meghan McCann

    Great job!!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Meghan!

  • http://www.TheDiamondE.com Jan

    You inspire me and cause me to feel a tiny bit guilty for spending too much money on store bought things rather than making them myself. I am perfectly capable and I’m going to do better!

    • Ashley

      Aw thank you Jan!!!! It does save a TON of money:)

  • http://www.iheartmygluegun.com Janet @ I HEART my glue gun

    AWESOME!!!!! You did a great job!

    I did one too over here-http://www.iheartmygluegun.com/2011/03/our-laundry-room.html

    http://www.iheartmygluegun.com

    • Ashley

      Thanks Janet! Your’s looks great:)))) I bet you love it!

      • http://www.iheartmygluegun.com Janet @ I HEART my glue gun

        I DO love it, especially in that closet-of-a-laundry room! Oh well, you have to make do with whatcha got! :)

        http://www.iheartmygluegun.com