Introduction: Incredibly Easy Pasta Drying Rack

About: I enjoy making things out of metal and wood.

If you're making fresh pasta every once in a while, you probably don't want to spend $20 - $40 on a pasta drying rack. If you're handy woodworker, you can "re-make" one of those racks for a fraction of the cost. However, if you just have an occasional need to dry fresh pasta, all you need are:

2-3 clean dowels 3ft long (will accommodate 1-1.5 lbs of pasta)
2 large (13 in tall) cereal boxes
Scotch tape

(to make fresh pasta: 2 cups of flour, 3 eggs ... wait a minute -- you should already know how to make pasta, you just need a quick solution for drying)

Step 1: Assemble Rack

Use cereal boxes as stands, supporting dowels. Use Scotch tape to affix dowels to cereal boxes. That's all! You have a perfectly stable rack for you fresh pasta needs.