Small Laundry Room DIY Drying Rack

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Small Laundry Room DIY Drying Rack
Small Laundry Room DIY Drying Rack
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If you have line dry clothes and a small laundry room, you know the struggle of finding room to put up a drying rack. This Small Laundry Room DIY Drying Rack is the solution to struggling with awkward, large drying racks. This clothes drying rack folds right into your wall and takes barely any space when not in use. When you need it, you just unfold the arms and hang your clothes. It is so simple. This laundry hack will solve your small space problems. With just a bit of woodworking, you'll have a great DIY drying rack.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project


Primary TechniqueWood Crafts


Project TypeMake a Project

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Love this idea! Anything that I can fold away and put out of sight when I'm not using it is fine by me!

This is such a clever design. I like that the "arms" swing in and out for easy storage. This is a lot handier than taking out a folding portable hanger. Even the kids are more likely to use this to hang up wet gear when needed.

I love, love this laundry room drying rack. Thank you for the research you did to bring us the "swing-out" design. Even in my small apartment, this will work. I know it is a drying rack, but I will be using it for so much more. Thanks again.

We have badly needed a drying rack for our beyond tiny laundry area for the longest time and this might just be the perfect one. I like that, although it is graded Intermediate in difficulty, it really required just basic steps and no special tools at all. We may have to make one or two adjustments for our laundry area but nothing too difficult at all.

That's a great drying rack! It would be very useful in a kitchen to hold dish towels or as a towel rack in a small bathroom. I have seen commercially made racks of this type, but I like this one much better. It looks sturdier and better finished. Instead of balusters, the right kind of chair legs could be used, too.

This would be useful in many areas, not just the laundry room. It is a simple project with a lot of potential. It can be used to organize everything from clothing, to jewelry, to craft supplies and more. It would even be useful in the garage or basement. Spacing out the bars would allow for thicker items.


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