Introduction: How to Make a Inside Hanging Clothes Rack

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  I came across this same  idea which someone used  a cut down apple picking ladder .
So i decided to make one for our laundry room.

Step 1: Rack Dimension Illistration

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Step 2: Building the Rack

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1st- I bought a 1x8x8 pine board.I  I then cut it to 4 foot long.

2nd- I then ripped  2 boards 3 1/2 inches wide by 4 foot long on the table saw.

3rd- I put the 2 boards together and marked out 3 inches on center of the board  for the 1st and 6th dowel  on each end .Then 7 inches on center  for the remaining 4 dowels.

4th- I then used a 1/2 inch drill and drilled all 6 holes.

5th- Next i cut 6   1/2 inch dowels 18 inch long and glued the ends and fitted them in the holes.

Step 3: Edges

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1st- I used a router and a 45 degree router bit to chamfer  all the edges.

2nd- Sand smooth the entire  rack  and put a coat of paint on it.

Step 4: Accessories

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 (4)  screw eyes
 (4) pieces of  # 6 chain 5 inches long
(4) 3/16 x2 inch  toggle bolts.

Step 5: Screw Eyes

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I measured in on all 4 sides 2 inches . Then screwed in the 4  screw eyes.

Step 6: Toggle Bolts

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Ist -  I first measured out from the wall 5 inches from each corner.The 18 inches out from there .

2nd-  I drilled ( 4) 1/2  holes for the toggles bolts

3rd- I then cut (4)  5 inch long pieces of chain  and installed the toggles bolts in the holes and tightened them up.

4th- Hook the chain to the screw eyes and your finished and ready to hang clothes up to dry..

Step 7: Finished

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Comments (author)2013-01-22

Nice but you should use a pulley system so it can be lowered down and then pulled all the way up to the ceiling where is warmest..the old school cast iron + wood racks had it like that 100 years ago

Phil B (author)2013-01-21

Nicely done. This should be very handy for hanging clothes you do not want to wrinkle as they come out of the dryer. I assume that is what you do with the rack.

coolbeansbaby68 (author)Phil B2013-01-21

Yes thats exacly what she wanted it for

Phil B (author)coolbeansbaby682013-01-21

Happy wife, happy life!

coolbeansbaby68 (author)Phil B2013-01-21

So I hear lol

camping crazy (author)2013-01-21

Neat! you could hang it over a wood stove and it wood be more efficient than the ones that sit beside it.

Yes that would be a good idea to

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