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Old 10-06-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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Has anyone built a platform for a washer & drier? If so, where do I begin?... I was thinking...
Start by building it from 2x10's so it is really strong. Attach it to the 3 walls & floor. Then cover that with 3/4" plywood. Then everything, including the floor gets covered in slate flooring material...
Seems easy enough but I'm afraid to start until I get some feedback...
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I've built two of them using 3/4" cabinet ply with 2x4 blocking glued and screwed into all joints---worked fine.

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There’s no reason to use 2x10 unless for some reason you want the w&d that high off the ground.
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Ron--Those front loader washers are typically set on risers 14 to 16 inches tall----the optional ones from the manufacturer are big bucks---so home made ones are common.
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Wasn’t thinking about front loaders and your right about the crazy price of the stands.

If I was going to go up that high I’d build a pony wall.
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I built one....had a pull out drawer in it. Made pretty much the same way Oh Mike made his...except I used 2x2....

Center does not have to be real strong...the feet of the washer or dryer are near the corners....

Keep it simple....glue and screws work well. Don't use nails...the vibration could work them loose.
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I've done a few out of refridgerator uppers to match the cabinetry in the laundry room.
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Thanks everyone! I'd LOVE to add drawers for extra storage but that may be more than I'm capable of doing on my own... Any suggestions on that? Do you recommend I build it in place? The thing is I'd have to take the front load washer/drier out of the room, build it all & slate it before I could put it all back, and that could take a while...

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