Laundry Drying Rack

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Project by rwynne posted 280 days ago 1098 views 15 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently built a drying rack for our laundry room.

The frame is from 1×2 pre-primed stock. The back is leftover 1/4” paneling from a previous project.

The rail section was drilled on a drill press to 3/8” depth and I believe the dowels are 3/8” set about 3” apart. The actual spacing was dictated by the frame size and just dividing it into equal distances between where I wanted the dowels to start and stop.

To finish I used an oil based semi gloss from Sherman Williams. Its a high quality, very tough paint which will stand up to some use before showing wear. Color matches the cabinetry and trim in the room as well, so it looks like it belongs.

Overall construction was about 2 hours. Finishing was two days due to waiting between coats of paint.

Turned out to be a fun Saturday project.

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#1 posted 279 days ago

my wife will probably ask me to make this. nice idea.

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 279 days ago

Great idea! I┬┤try to copy. Thank for share

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 278 days ago

Clever design.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#4 posted 276 days ago

Very nice idea

-- Norman

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#5 posted 275 days ago

Cool idea, it’s a great addition to the laundry room. Well done!

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