Let the wooden drying rack instead of your plastic drying rack

Plastic products have now flooded our lives, and we are also used to using some FMCG products. Actually, we can make many things ourselves, such as this handmade wooden drying rack, which is pretty cool and practical.


You need first:

Jujube board, round stick, woodworking saw, wood planer, tootock measuring ruler, tootock bench drill (or hand drill), sandpaper, wood glue, etc.


When I was making, I drew some design drafts as required. I think it is necessary to think carefully before doing it. Excluding some designs with too complicated craftsmanship, this design was finally determined to be simple in structure and easy to make. Let’s start it!


Step 1: Cut the shelf board

According to the design, it is necessary to cut two 400*29mm, a 390*29mm rack base plate, and a 330*29*36mm drying pole support. Two support rods: diameter 10mm, length 350mm and eight clothes drying rods: diameter 10mm, length 600mm (pictured). The round sticks are purchased from the timber market and can be cut directly after taking them back. The cutting tool can be a cutting machine or a hand saw.


Step 2: Polish first

Sanding along the grain of the wood, if sanding against the grain, it will leave obvious permanent scratches. For flat surfaces, it is best to use an abrasive block. If you do not use an abrasive block, you cannot guarantee a uniform grinding force. Then polish the wood surface evenly and thoroughly to make it smooth.


Step 3: Drilling round holes

Use a ruler to measure out the 330*29*36mm wooden strip used to fix the drying pole, and first make two vertical holes on the two ends for installing the bracket rod. Then make eight round holes for fixing the clothes stick, and finally make 20 mm deep round holes on the two ends of the cross-bar (390*29mm) of the underframe.


Step 4: Make the bottom frame

Put two 400*29mm bottom frame wooden strips in parallel on the place, put the cross-crotch wooden strips on top, and use a pencil to draw the position to be installed (as shown in the figure). Put a wooden dowel on the junction, and then apply glue to install it. When I did this, I discovered that it would be more reasonable to use a drying rod support (round wooden rod) to directly penetrate the bottom support strip and the bottom frame cross-block wooden strip, and the process would be much simpler (for later scholars' reference).

Step 5: Making the drying rod

Put the eight clothes rods (diameter 10mm, length 600mm) cut just now into the rod holders, and then coat the joints with wood glue (as shown in the picture). Since the round holes on the drying rod bracket cannot achieve 100% parallelism, the round wooden rods will also be slightly bent. Therefore, you need to turn the round wooden stick to adjust the position, and after the adjustment, the glue can be injected and dried.


Step 6: Done!

I like this drying rack very much, first because I have put in a lot of effort for it, and second because it is really practical. From a design point of view, there is no tall art design. But from the perspective of the work, it is very practical and has now become a necessity in my life.

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