A Drying Rack for the Road
This freestanding drying rack is constructed from 8-ft. lengths of ½-in. galvanized-steel electrical conduit, 2×2 frames lag-screwed together, and two pieces of ¾-in. plywood. The plywood base is roughly 30 in. by 30 in.; the plywood top can be smaller, say, 18 in. by 18 in. Drilling the holes in the 2x2s slightly larger than the conduit diameter allows quick disassembly. To keep the conduit from getting dinged during transport, store it in 3-in. plastic DWV (drain, waste, and vent) pipe with capped ends; wrapping blue tape around the conduit prevents the metal from marring newly painted cabinet doors. To avoid tipping, load the rack from the bottom, unload it from the top, and balance the weight carefully side to side.
Thanks to Greg Scillitani of Walnut Creek, CA, for sharing this tip–just one of the thousands of field-tested tips and techniques that you’ll find in Renovation 4th Edition. Brand new from Taunton Press, R4‘s 614 pages include 1,000 photos, 250 detailed technical drawings and lifetimes of experience. It would make a great gift.
© Michael Litchfield 2012
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Constructed from scrap lumber and 1/2-in. electrical conduit, this drying rack can be easily transported and quickly set up wherever kitchen cabinets need painting. From Renovation 4th Edition.