Laundry Drying Rack

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Project by rwynne posted 11-21-2013 04:00 PM 1487 views 17 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 11-21-2013 07:20 PM

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

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 04:06 PM

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

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

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 09:37 AM

Clever design.

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

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#4 posted 11-24-2013 10:28 PM

Very nice idea

-- Norman

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 03:48 PM

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

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