A friend’s mom brought the most amazing and beautiful laundry rack back from the UK. It’s the perfect solution to a small laundry and I have been coveting one since. I wasn’t able to find one locally though and with the wet weather setting in I’ve decided it’s time to make one.
Cut the 2 PAR pine batons (22mmx69mm) to 550mm lengths. 2 batons are enough for a rack of 1.8m but if your dowels are longer than that, it’s better to install a third baton in the middle of the rack as well. Then drill 4 holes into each piece using a spade bit, spacing the holes 150mm apart and offset by 50mm from the edges. You can leave the wood as is, but I opted to white-wash mine to match the shelf in the laundry.
Threading the 19mm dowels through, secure each with a single screw.
Then drill a hole to thread the sash cord through. You will need 2 lengths of cord – simply thread through and knot on both sides, and then thread a single pully on the one side and a double with both cords on the other.
I used white cup hooks to fix the pulleys to the overhead beams.
Lower the rack to a comfortable height for hanging laundry and then tie a knot right next to the double pulley so that it can’t go lower than that.
When it’s pulled up, make another knot in the remainder of the cord so that you can hook it onto another cup hook to secure it.
Now there aren’t any more excuses to have wet laundry on the dining room chairs!