How To Make A Foldable Clothes Drying Rack
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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about your clothes drying rack very often. It’s just something that’s there, doing its job without any fuss. But what if your clothes drying rack could do more than just dry clothes? What if it could fold up and be stored away when not in use? In this tutorial, we will show you how to make a foldable clothes-drying rack that is both sturdy and easy to store. With just a few supplies and some simple instructions, you can have your space-saving drying rack in no time!
Cut two pieces of PVC pipe to the desired length
Assuming you have a length of PVC pipe and a saw to cut it, follow these instructions to cut your pipe to the desired length.
- Mark the pipe at the desired length with a pencil or marker.
- Place the pipe on a flat surface and line up the blade of the saw with the mark.
- Apply pressure to the saw and cut through the pipe.
- Repeat steps 1-3 for the second piece of PVC pipe.
Connect the two pieces of PVC pipe with the elbow connectors
To connect the two pieces of PVC pipe with the elbow connectors, you will need to:
- Cut the pipes to the desired length.
- Place the elbow connector onto one end of each pipe.
- Use PVC cement to glue the connectors in place.
- Allow the cement to dry for at least 24 hours before using the rack.
Wrap the clothesline around the PVC pipes
Assuming you have already cut your PVC pipes to size, you will now need to wrap the clothesline around the pipes. Start by threading one end of the clothesline through the first pipe, then wrap it around the outside of the pipe until you reach the end. Tie a knot in the clothesline at the end of the pipe to secure it in place. Repeat this process for each of the remaining pipes.
Hang the clothes drying rack from a clothesline or shower curtain rod
If you don’t have a clothesline or don’t want to use one, you can easily hang your clothes drying rack from a shower curtain rod. This is a great option if you have a small space and need to be able to fold up the rack when not in use. Simply open the rack and position it so that the hooks on the top of the frame are resting on the shower curtain rod. Make sure that the hooks are evenly spaced and that the rack is level before letting go. Your clothes drying rack is now ready for use!
Cut side pieces
To make the side pieces for your foldable clothes drying rack, you will need two 1×3 boards that are at least 3 feet long. Cut the boards to the following dimensions:
2 pieces that are 29 inches long
2 pieces that are 21 inches long
Be sure to sand down the edges of your boards after cutting them to avoid any splinters. Once you have your side pieces cut, you can move on to attaching them to the frame of your drying rack.
Make holes for the cords
Drill pilot holes in each of the four dowel rods, using a 3/16″ drill bit. The holes should be drilled about 1″ from each end of the rod, and evenly spaced along the length of the rod. Next, use a jigsaw to cut a hole in the centre of each dowel rod, large enough to fit your clothesline cord through. Be sure to smooth any rough edges on the holes with sandpaper.
Join support blocks
If you’re looking for clothes drying rack that you can easily fold and store away when not in use, then joining support blocks is the way to go. This method uses blocks of wood that are joined together with screws or nails, making it easy to take apart and put back together again.
To make your foldable clothes drying rack, start by measuring and cutting four pieces of wood to size. Two of the pieces should be about 24 inches long, while the other two should be 36 inches long. Next, use a drill to create pilot holes in each piece of wood, then join the pieces together using screws or nails.
Once your support blocks are assembled, it’s time to add the crossbars. Measure and cut four more pieces of wood, this time making them 18 inches long. Drill pilot holes in each piece, then attach them to the support blocks using screws or nails. Finally, add clothespins or hooks to the crossbars so you can hang up wet clothes.
And that’s it! Your very own foldable clothes drying rack is now complete and ready for use. When you’re finished using it, simply disassemble the support blocks and store them away until next time.
Assemble the frame
- Begin by measuring and cutting your wood to size. You will need four pieces that are 24 inches long, and two pieces that are 35 inches long.
- Next, use a drill to create pilot holes in each of the pieces of wood. This will make it easier to screw them together later.
- Once the pilot holes are drilled, begin assembling the frame by screwing the pieces of wood together. Be sure to use screws that are long enough to go through all of the layers of wood.
- Once the frame is assembled, flip it over so that the top side is facing up. This is where you will attach the dowels that will serve as clothes drying racks.
- To do this, measure and mark out where you would like to place your dowels on the frame. We recommend placing them about 12 inches apart so that they can accommodate a variety of clothing sizes.
- Once you have marked out the placement of your dowels, use a drill to create pilot holes for each one. Again, be sure to use screws that are long enough to go through all of the layers of wood.
7 . Now, insert your dowels into the pilot holes and screw them into place. Make sure they are snug so that clothes won’t slip off when they’re being hung up.
To apply varnish, first, make sure that the surface is clean and dry. If necessary, sand the surface lightly with fine-grit sandpaper to create a smooth surface. Once the surface is prepared, apply a thin layer of varnish with a paintbrush or roller, working in long strokes in the same direction. Wait for the first coat to dry completely before applying a second coat. For best results, apply at least two coats of varnish.
Thread the clothesline
To thread the clothesline, start by tying a knot at one end of the line. Then, feed the line through the first hole in the rack and pull it until the knot is snug against the hole. Repeat this process for the remaining holes. When you reach the last hole, tie another knot to secure the line in place.
Attach the brackets
Attach the brackets as shown in the illustration. Make sure that the screws are tight so that the rack is secure.