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Easy to Build Single Laundry Pedestals


DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals

Previously, I posted plans to build a laundry pedestal, so how about plans for single pedestals? The DIY plans to build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals feature a drawer under each pedestal to hide detergent, dryer sheets, fabric softener, or even a few tools! As always, the plans are very easy to construct and can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals_Copy

Materials and lumber are listed to build a pair of pedestals.

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 2 sets of 24″ Drawer slides
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 4 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 3×3 posts at 6′ OR
  • 2 – 3×3 posts at 3′
  • 2 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 8 – 3×3 posts at 14-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-1/4″ x 23″ – Side Panels
  • 8 – 1×3 at 23″ – Side Framing
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-1/4″ x 22″ – Back Panels
  • 8 – 1×3 at 22″ – Back Framing & Front Stretchers
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 27″ x 28″ – Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/2″ x 22-1/2″ – Drawer Box Bottom
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 10″ x 22-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 10″ x 21″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 21-3/4″ – Drawer Fronts

DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the pieces for the legs, the side framing, and the side panels. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the framing pieces as well as all four edges of the side panels. Secure the framing to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pieces so the pocket holes face to the outside and will be hidden.

Secure the panels to the framing and the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panels will be flush with the inside faces of the legs and side framing.

DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the back framing and the back panel. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material, and drill pocket holes in each end of the framing pieces as well as all four edges of the back panel. Secure the framing to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pieces so the pocket holes face to the outside and will be hidden.

Secure the back panel to the framing and the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the inside faces of the legs and back framing.

DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals_Back

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the front stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pieces so the pocket holes face to the outside and will be hidden.

DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals_Front Stretchers

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the top. Position the top so that the edges are flush with the framing and the legs, securing in place with glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals_Top

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer boxes as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the sides. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals_Drawer BS

DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals_Drawer FB

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Mark the position for the drawer pulls and drill the holes. Shim the drawer front in the opening – there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides – then drive screws through the holes for the drawer pulls into the drawer box. Open the drawer, and secure the drawer front using countersunk 1-1/4” screws from the inside. Remove the screws from the holes for the drawer pull then finish drilling the holes. Install the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.

DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals_Drawer Front

Finish as desired.

The pedestals would look fabulous in any finish – paint, stain, stenciled, etc. This is another great plan for any skill level. have any questions about the DIY plans to build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals? Leave a comment below!

Originally posted 2015-03-19 08:00:12.

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