I would like to raise my front loading washer and dryer by a
signficant amount, e.g. 30". I have an study dining table, but it
seems competely unsafe to put them on top of the table since that
would make them top heavy. However, what I were to fasten them to the
wall with some brackets, could that make it acceptable?
Many thanks in advance,
A dining table is not made to support the weight of a washer + the weight
of the water + the movement of it all...then there's the dryer.
Acceptable, no IMO.
Why not just make a table/platform out of 2x4's and plywood. Fasten that
to the wall for the top heavy issue. Keep in mind that when the washer is
off balance as they do get sometimes, the wall it's attached to is gonna
some shaking. Consider bolting washer to platform top. Washers can
"walk" when they are off balance.
Before building a table try raising them a few inches to a foot to see
how much they shake and move, I raised mine on wheeled platforms but
they can move and rip out the hoses. You will need a braced platform
probably bolted to the floor and maybe wall of 2x4.
The table would probably hold the weight if it were dead weight. But
there is movement in the washer and dryer so you need to brace the legs
quite strongly in all directions. Most dining room tables have very
little side support. I wouldn't fasten it to the wall unless it's
concrete, otherwise the whole house may shake.
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