EP. 37 DIY FOLDABLE CLOTHES DRYING RACK
Today I'm building a foldable and storable clothes drying rack made out of three cedar 1x4's and some wooden dowels. This is a great project if you want to keep your shirts from shrinking or if you need a way to air-dry clothes without a clothesline.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
3 - 8' Cedar 1"x4"'s
8 - 5/8" dowels
Rustoleum Gloss Clear Coat: http://amzn.to/28SzZev
Leather strap (or any material really) for stop.
I started by cutting a cedar 1x4 in half and ripping it into 4 - 1.5" pieces.
Next, I drilled four holes to fit the wooden dowels. I had two pieces clamped together to ensure the two pieces would be symmetrical.
Then, I glued up two of the four 48" boards together: one board with holes, one without.
Next, I marked and sanded a radius on the bottom of each leg. Then I sanded all of the faces up to 220 grit.
Next I cut my dowels to length (26") and glued them in, making sure to keep everything square as I clamped it up.
From a second cedar board, I made another set of boards similar to the legs...just without the holes for the dowels. This will make the brace for the top of the rack.
I sprayed the finish outside for ventilation. It also dries a lot faster in the sun.
I clamped my two racks together in place and installed the hinges.
As a final step, I added a leather strap as a stop to ensure the rack could only open to a certain amount. I used brass screws to match the hinges.
That's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed it and go out and make your own. If you do, don't forget to tag me in a picture of it!
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