Drying Rack

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Project by Dodis posted 10-15-2013 04:42 PM 2339 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During my cabinet build for my office ( I decided to finish before assembly, but needed a place to layout all of the pieces to dry. Saw several drying racks, and came up with an adjustable setup. 2×4 uprights, and 3/4” EMT for the supports. I built a sliding system to make the rack adjustable and to fold up for storage when not in use. Last pic you see it in use on my cabinet build.

I need to rebuild the sliders mostly to increase the diameter around the ‘X’ pivots to stiffen the assembly. For now I have to clamp a board across the legs once adjusted to keep the rack sides paralell.

-- Mike "Dodis', TxCity, Texas Gulf Coast

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 05:02 PM

Great idea and I see one of these in my future as well. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 10-16-2013 04:56 PM

That should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 05:42 AM

Great idea.

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#4 posted 10-21-2013 02:14 PM

That’s a good looking functional build, very handy around the shop. Great work!

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#5 posted 10-23-2013 08:17 PM

Great Idea! I think I would use T-Track or Miter track on the sides of each post for the slides.

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#6 posted 10-23-2013 08:26 PM

Thanks for all the kudos!

My plan to stiffen the unit will be to replace the thin strips forming the ‘X’ with something wider, maybe 3”-4”. You can see the area in question in pic 3. Currently it does not provide enough surface to resist twisting, hence the braces clamped across to keep it straight.

Also, since I found I don’t need to open it very far for most items, I may even make two sets of ‘X’ braces to further stiffen it. Could always slip it apart in the rare event of drying long items…

-- Mike "Dodis', TxCity, Texas Gulf Coast

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