I made this washer/dryer platform with two 2x12's (cut into 2-58", 5-25"), 2 sheets of 3/4" plywood (cut to 2- 58"x28"). The lumber was screwed together like a wall form; then the plywood screwed to the top and bottom to close in the form. I put bead board and trim (painted with oil based paint) on the outside of the form to "pretty it up"  The total cost was approx. $110, saving me $400 if I had purchased the pedestals.
JRWilkinsonjr, This platform was built like you would build a wall. The 2X12s were cut into 7 pieces: (2) 58&quot; these are the header/footer . Then the (5) &quot;wall studs&quot; were cut at 25&quot; each. __________ -- 58&quot;&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I&nbsp; -- 28&quot; each<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I__I__ I__I__I&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;This is kind of what the framed in platform looks like before adding the plywood. I hope this visual gives you an idea about the layout of the lumber for the platform. After screwing the boards together the cut plywood (58&quot;x28&quot;) was screwed on the top and bottom- to &quot;close in&quot; the platform forming a box.
Those pedestals they try to sell you are absurdly overpriced! You did a beautiful job. I want to do something like this but put a drawer in it. My dryer shakes the whole house when it gets going, so it will have to be strong. Nice work!
J.L. <br>Thanks for the compliment :) It is very rewarding to build a strong beautiful product that saves money in addition to making the job easier. Good luck on building yours with the drawer. I saw some instructions and photos for some but decided to just go with one solid platform for the sake of simplicity. :)
I do not understand your cuts. You have two long cuts and five boards at 25&quot;. Can you provide further explanation of how you framed the box? Thank you

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