Thursday, June 29, 2017

Washer/Dryer Platform

I am so super happy this week!  I just got the new washer and dryer I bought about a month ago.  They arrived yesterday and are HUMONGOUS!  They are also space age looking, like maybe they belong on the Enterprise.  And... they sing me a little song when they are done doing their jobs.  So, I love my new washer and dryer.  But because they are soooo big,  they don't fit on my old 2X4 and plywood platform.  I didn't want to just get rid of the platform and take my chances with my beautiful new machines sitting on the floor in our basement.  It hasn't flooded in there since we got new gutters and routed out our main line, but still.  So I needed to add on to the existing platform with more 2X4s and plywood.    I only needed to add on about 10 inches to the front of the platform so I made a little base out of 2X4s with my Kreg Jig.


Then I cut a piece of particle board we had lying around from our floor redo (which I haven't posted on here because I don't have any good after photos of the floor yet) and screwed it on top.



Now my platform is even less attractive than it was previously because the two types of plywood don't match.  So I bought some contact paper and covered the whole thing with zig zags!


It did get a little ripped when the appliance installers put the machines in, but I had enough contact paper to just cover up the tears.  It doesn't look excellent, but it does look better than that awful particle board!  And really, who's looking at the base with those beautiful big machines sitting on top?  I never thought I would be so excited by appliances!




7 comments:

  1. Yeah! New appliances. I'm always excited about new appliances too (after the initial sticker shock abates!). Can't wait to test them out in another week or so. Mom

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely, business pressure washers and mechanical weight clothes washers require a lot heavier-grade parts than pressure washers intended for home use. Washer and Dryer Repair Pros

    ReplyDelete
  3. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. High Quality Viking Fridge and Freezer Repair in Santa Barbara

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love to read it,Waiting For More new Update and I Already Read your Recent Post its Great Thanks. ICE MAKER REPAIR IN SANTA MONICA

    ReplyDelete
  5. So as to defeat this issue a gadget named clothes washer was designed that joined the usefulness of both the washer and the dryer. Clothes washer had both washer and dryer consolidated as a solitary unit. Dryer Repair in San Diego

    ReplyDelete
  6. Interesting post. I Have Been wondering about this issue, so thanks for posting. Pretty cool post.It 's really very nice and Useful post.Thanks Kenmore, Miele, Bosch, Whilpool washer repair IN ALHAMBRA

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. Washer Repair Wolf, Kenmore, Whirlpool, Sears, Viking, GE, Maytag, Bosch, FisherPaykel, RepairNearMe in Los Angeles

    ReplyDelete