Last week the weather was incredibly hot so I wasn't too excited about staining and finishing the pedestal. Even with fans blowing, the 108 degree weather was scorching. However, it's done! Ta da. Now, I just have to wait until the polyurethane cures to bring it inside.
I'm so excited. I'm not looking forward to trying to figure out how to lift the washer, but excited to have a more functional mud/laundry room.
I'll post the how to pictures when I finally get the pedestal in place.