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Square Wood Boxes That Can Change Your Life . . . And Help Your Back!


We’re Not Crazy When We Tell You That You Can Stand Tall While Saving Money Doing It!

Are you experiencing back problems from having to lean over too far to access the clothes in your front loading washer and dryer? Have you ever truly thought, “I love my new machines, but I wish the doors where at chest level so that I wouldn’t have to bend over all the time.”?  When you purchased them, you probably considered adding pedestals to the appliances, but it probably added on an additional $250 to $500 to the price so you begged off. What if you could still have the pedestals, but not have to spend that much money? We believe we have a simple and inexpensive solution to the problem. With a few tools and supplies, you can make your own pedestals!

WDPedestal9image credit: instructables

Step 1: Materials

Plywood (the thicker the better. mine is about an inch thick)
2″ x 4″ wood
Drill or hammer
Screws or nails ( 3 inch screws/nails, 2 inch screws/nails)
Glossy paint

WDPedestal12image credit: instructables

All items can be bought at your local hardware stores. I got all these at home depot. The plywood cost $15 since it was very thick. The 3 pieces of 2″ x 4″ x 10″ cost $2.35 each.

Since I already measured the base of both my washer and dryer, I went a head and had home depot cut the plywood for an extra .15cents per cut thus eliminating back pains and muscle sore from cutting the plywood myself. I highly recommend doing this.

To learn about how to make the measurements for your pedestals, click through to Page 2.


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