I ordered a tumble dryer and wanted to make a stand with castors to make moving it easy as its going to be located in my workshop. I also wanted to add a worktop to protect the machine and provide somewhere to put stuff when working. So I gathered up the following materials:
- x1 full sheet of 18mm MDF (only half was needed)
- 2×3” CLS timber
- Wood glue
- Drywall screws (65mm and 42mm)
- Danish Oil (j cloth/sponge and gloves to apply)
- x4 75mm braked castors
- m8 washers
Then after a few minutes on sketchup I produced this:
I set the top slightly back that the bottom to ensure access to the control panel on the machine was not obstructed.
To construct, first I got the MDF cut to the nearest mm at the local DIY centre taking the measurements from sketchup, its quicker than trying to cut sheet materials well with a circular saw and more importantly I don’t have any decent dust extraction (MDF dust is not nice!).
Once I had the MDF panels cut I started with the base, I cut the 2×3” to size, added plenty of glue, clamped and used drywall screws to fix through the MDF into the 2×3”.