Try This: DIY Wall-Mounted Drying Rack

This nifty wall-mounted drying rack could work just as easily in a laundry room or a kitchen as it does in a bathroom.


| August 2011 Web



DIY Wall-Mounted Drying Rack


Illustration By Arthur Mount/Courtesy Chronicle Books

The following is an excerpt from "Same Place, More Space: 50 Projects to Maximize Every Room in Your House" by Karl Champley (Chronicle Books, 2011). The excerpt is from Chapter 5: Bathrooms. 

This nifty wall-mounted drying rack could work just as easily in a laundry room (for drying delicates) or a kitchen (to dry dish towels or even herbs)—and probably in a lot of other places (craft room, garage, potting shed). It’s especially useful in the bathroom, as a handy place to dry hand washables (most often cleaned in the sink) and washcloths, and as a place to hang shirts, pants, and dresses to de-wrinkle while you shower. When not in use, the rack lays almost flush with the wall, taking up very little space. If you install the D-ring hangers into wall studs, you can use the knobs on the bottom of the rack for bath towels and robes—making it even more functional.

Fold-Away Drying Rack 

Time:
3 hours

Tools:
Drill/driver with 3/8-inch drill bit
Handsaw
Screwdrivers
Hammer
Mallet
Stud finder
Tape measure
Pencil
Safety glasses
Combination Square

Materials:
Wood:
One 2x2 piece of ½-inch birch plywood
1x2 poplar board, cut to 8-foot length
Two 3/8-inch dowel rods, 48 inches long





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