One of the only things I would like a little bigger in the house is the laundry room! I spend a lot of time in there, daily, haha. Since making it BIGGER isn’t going to happen, I needed to make the most of what I do have! Thankfully, I have an amazing husband who loves doing projects with me ( for me! ), but he agreed that the laundry baskets piled up in the corner wasn’t the best..
The space for our laundry is small and narrow, and we have the Whirpool frontload washers, which are huge. Probably wouldn’t buy those again if I could take it back! But anyways, I told my hubby what I wanted, and he headed to the drawing board. He came up with a wood pedestal for the washer and dryer to rest on, with spaces for three laundry baskets underneath!
Here’s what you’ll need :
- 4 – 2 in. by 8in. by 10 ft. planks
- 2 – 2 in. by 3in. by 10 ft. planks
- 1 – 4 ft. by 8 ft. by half inch plywood
- Wood screws
- Stain and polyurethane
- Sander ( for preference )
- Chop saw for planks
- Table saw
First you want to measure your space. We made the pedestal long enough for our trash can to rest on, as well as, washer and dryer. Next, measure the length of the three laundry baskets, side by side and be sure to include space for planks in between. This is going to be the basis of your length, longer if you prefer. Cut your larger planks to size, for length and legs. Screw each set together using wood screws. Secure your work by adding the planks on the inside walls for support. Next, screw your plywood into place. For a soft, smooth feel we sanded the entire piece. For staining, my husband placed the pedestal on a small cart, which made it simple to stain the whole thing at once! Once your stain is dry, brush on a polyurethane nice and thick. Let dry overnight. When it comes to installing, keep in consideration that you will need to make a hole for your dryer vent (at least that was our case). Place washer and dryer on top and enjoy your new space!!
We spent $32 on wood. We already had all other supplies used.