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    Thumbs up Make your own PVC pipe clothes drying rack

    I found this and thought it was great. I am going to make a couple for my spare room to dry on.


    Materials
    37 feet of 1-inch PVC pipe
    2 Ells
    12 Tees
    2 Slip Tees
    4 Caps

    Directions
    You can make this clothes dryer any size that works for you. The one in the photo is about three feet wide and the vertical lengths of pipe are one foot each. Be sure to slide the slip tees on before gluing the top bar. The slip tees allow the dryer to fold up and store against a wall when not in use.

    I found these at:
    http://www.pvcworkshop.com/HouseThings.htm
    Last edited by Gabe; 06-11-2010 at 08:48 PM.

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    That's really neat! I might even be handy enough to try that myself!

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    I love it ! I want one!


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    That's neat. In fact it just gave me another idea of how to make one that could be suspended from the ceiling and pulled down for use. hmmmm...

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    For the less diy enclined.

    AirDry - Ceiling Clothes and Laundry Drying Rack

    Specifications

    Dimensions: 43”w x 22”d x 2”h (110×55x5cm)
    Number of rods: 6 Rod length: 42” (107cm)
    Total Drying Space: 21 feet (6.4m)
    Maximum Load: 30 lbs (15 kg) – 5 lbs (2.5 kg) per rod
    Rods are made of steel covered with plastic.
    Consoles and wall clasp are made of plastic.
    Color: white Weight: 3 lbs (1.3 kg)

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    ~It's neat if you have access to some free or cheap pipe. The materials would cost at least $50 new though wouldn't they?
    Here's a cheap and flexible solution I used for several years as an indoor drying rack:

    I paid $15 at Ikea for one years ago and just used regular and skirt hangers. And you have a useful garment/coat rack if you need one.~

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    I seen some clothes air dryers on UK sites that you mount to the ceiling and then lower to put your clothes on, and then raise up out of the way when done. What a space saver!

    I've seen Victorian ones, and they were heavy and massive!

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    Love the great ideas for indoor clothes drying options - would be great if you posted pictures of what you create too!!
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    mauimagic~If you go the the website Retro To Go and search for Sheila-Maid, you will find it.

    Retro To Go: Sheila Maid - dry your clothes the Victorian way
    Last edited by Booklover; 04-02-2010 at 11:15 PM. Reason: spelling

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    ~That is fantastic Booklover! My dad's been going to make a indoor dryer for my mom and I think this one would be very quick and easy to make as well as very attractive! She has a country Victorian decor. ~

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    Glad I could help!!

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    I'm going to show that to dh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katybird View Post
    I found this and thought it was great. I am going to make a couple for my spare room to dry on.


    Materials
    37 feet of 1-inch PVC pipe
    2 Ells
    12 Tees
    2 Slip Tees
    4 Caps

    Directions
    You can make this clothes dryer any size that works for you. The one in the photo is about three feet wide and the vertical lengths of pipe are one foot each. Be sure to slide the slip tees on before gluing the top bar. The slip tees allow the dryer to fold up and store against a wall when not in use.

    I found these at:
    HOW TO MAKE THINGS FOR YOUR HOME WITH PVC PIPE

    Hubby and I finally built this tonight. We used 1/2 inch pvc instead. It cost $11.71 for all the pvc and joining parts at Menards.
    It wants to slip on the wood laminate floors so dh added 2 cross bars for more stability.

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    My DH made one out of vc pipe for DD to use at shows for her hula costumes - it worked great too - until we forgot it at a show. Hope someone is still using it!!
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    Oh no Maui! I'm sure someone is loving it!

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