Tumble dryer stand

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”.

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