Are you looking for a simple, attractive way to dry your clothes? A beadboard drying rack is just the thing. This DIY project is easy to assemble and adds an attractive touch to any laundry room.
– Beadboard paneling – 1×2 poplar boards – 1×3 poplar boards – 1/2-inch dowels – 2-inch hinges (you’ll need 3) – 2-inch barrel bolt lock – powder-coated steel chain – 2-inch wood screws – 1/2-inch pan head screws (you’ll need 4) – sandpaper (80 grit, 120 grit, 220 grit) – wood glue – caulk – wood putty – primer – semi gloss paint or paint made for cabinetry
Measure the interior and construct the frame for the fold-down drying rack.
Line up the dowels and mark the spacing on the frame.
Use a rubber mallet to set the dowels into the holes you drilled for them on the frame.
Hang the base of the drying rack on the wall.
Attach the fold down drying rack to the frame.
Use small hinges to attach the drying rack.
A metal chain prevents the rack from opening too far.
Attach a small piece of wood and drill a hole to latch the drying rack with a sliding bolt latch.
Get step-by-step instructions with complete details for this project on the blog.