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Washer/Dryer Table Critique

With my daughter’s washer/dryer table finished, I have turned my thoughts towards Christmas and the fact that I am woefully behind in my Christmas shopping. This week is all about my day job, Christmas shopping and Christmas parties. I also need to do a post project critique on the washer/dryer table. Why a critique? I have not made much mention about one aspect of the W/D table design. There is no back. As designed, with input from the clients, my wife and daughter, the table was meant to slide in place. Moving the washer and dryer out-of-the-way in order to properly position a table with a back was going to be a bodacious undertaking; a task which no one wanted to attempt. Originally, I had included a back, but it was eliminated from the final design. All tables need something to keep them rigid so as to eradicate the ability for left to right movement. My daughter’s washer/dryer table only has L-brackets to keep the table rigid and these brackets are somewhat successful. But the table …

New Washer/Dryer Table Completed

A woodworking miracle has happened! I completed the construction of this table project in just two weeks. This washer/dryer table has been a project which helped me prove a point: I can make something quickly. I suspect that by the time my daughter’s window seat bookcase is finished, the better part of a year will have passed. And I am catching a slight amount of grief over this, so I wanted to really crank out this table quickly. Mission accomplished; but this project has been a lot of work. Especially over the last five days, almost every second of free time was spent in my workshop; and emergency runs to the home center for supplies and there was a football game to watch. Here is a play-by-play recap of the week in my workshop… CREATING THE TABLE TOP In my last post on this project, I had completed the sides and work had begun on the top. The sides went together with super easy glue and pocket screws, and the molding clad panel for the …

New Project: A Washer/Dryer Table

I am not good at multi-tasking. I prefer to do one task at a time and move on. This is supremely true when it comes to woodworking. For example, I decided to break my tool cabinet and surround project into segments with stopping points so I could tackle other pressing projects should they arise. There is nothing more compelling to catapult a potential project to “pressing” status than when my wife and daughter both want me to make something. Now, there is another pressing project on their collective to-do list for me: a washer/dryer table for my daughter’s new apartment. Since my daughter’s new bookcase is only about half-finished, I am temporarly interrupting building it so I can knock out this new project. A quick and easy project That is the plan: quick and easy. This project has been designed with ultra quick construction in mind. The table itself could not be more simple. It is designed to simply slide in place, hugging a front loading washer and dryer. For the sides, I’m using home …