Do-It-Yourself Washer and Dryer Pedestals

Do-It-Yourself Washer and Dryer Pedestals

Taryn Williford
Aug 7, 2009

We've seen a lot of chatter about your least favorite household chores, and laundry—with the tedious sorting and folding—always ranks high on the hate list. So we're all for anything that makes doing a load easier. But sometimes, the best machines and accessories can be expensive...

If you've been in the market for an upgraded, front-loading washer and dryer set, you'll know that buying a set of coordinating pedestals can be tempting.

On one hand, you know that it'll be easier on your back to raise up the machines by a foot or two. Plus, you get to take advantage of the added storage beneath for detergent and other necessary eyesores. Your mudroom never looked so good!

But those sturdy little hunks of metal or plastic can be expensive! That's why we love this DIY version that we spotted at Instructables. User raxel shows us how easy it is to build a set of your own with plywood and some tools from your local home improvement store.

Check out the instructions at to get started. But one word of advice from Unplggd: Remember to paint the insides of your new waher and dryer pedestals, too!

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