This is not exactly fine furniture, but maybe some viewers will appreciate the project. It’s a pretty simple project and it will save hundreds of dollars over buying washer and dryer pedestals from the big box stores.
I decided I would make my own laundry pedestals out of wood that I had laying around in my shop. And I decided that I would design a pedestal that would include both a step stool and a storage drawer in one single unit. The step stool is helpful when trying to reach wall mounted cabinets above the washer and dryer. The front is open to receive a drawer. The sides and back are solid enough to support a few hundred pounds (as long as the weight is directed down into the floor and focused at the four corners). All the cross beams are just there for stability. The four feet of the washer or dryer sit on the top-most two 2x4s.
Lots of project details are on my blog: http://www.leucht.com/blog/2012/12/custom-built-wood-washer-and-dryer-shelves/