A Drying Rack for the Roadcomments (2) December 9th, 2012 in Blogs
This freestanding drying rack is constructed from 8-ft. lengths of ½-in. galvanized-steel electrical conduit, 2x2 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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Mike Litchfield was a founding editor of Fine Homebuilding and has been renovating homes or writing about them for more than 30 years.
He was one of the first technical journalists to go to job sites to gather information from tradespeople and his great work, Renovation: A Complete Guide is in its 3rd Edition.
Mike’s tenth book, In-laws, Outlaws and Granny Flats: Turning one house into two homes will be published by Taunton Press in March, 2011. To preview the book and learn more about its contributors, please visit www.cozydigz.com