First a little background:
When I bought my washer and dryer a couple years ago, I couldn't justify the extra $400 for the stands to raise them up to a comfortable height for loading and unloading. I decided to build my own stand out of wood and was able to put together a real sturdy setup. The only problem was that my washer and dryer were located in a part of the basement that had a sloping concrete floor. I shimmed my heart out trying to get the platform level, but it still walks all over the place and I have had the dryer slide off the edge a couple times.
Time for an upgrade. I decided to build a new stand out of steel. I haven't found any information online on how to build your own out of steel, nor with adjustable feet, so I will be designing and building the project. Ever since I got my new wire-feed welder I have been looking for projects and this one fits the bill properly.
Step 1: Design
I wanted the new washer dryer stand to be stout, but easily moved so I decided to make 1 stand for each machine so I could adjust them independent of each other and I would be able to get them into the basement easier than one large stand. The only measurements I really needed were the distances between the feet front to back and side to side. The stand doesn't need to be any bigger than the footprint of the machines, so I designed mine that the feet set directly on the corners of each stand, above the stand's legs (it will make more sense as the project progresses). I also designed the top of the stand with an 8" overhang so when the stand is all the way against the wall, there is still room for the dryer hose and water hoses to make their bends without kinking or folding over.