Intro: Decorative Bamboo Clothes Drying Rack
I wanted an indoor clothes drying rack that could just be left out when not in use. My apartment is just not big enough to store all the things I want to make.
Wheres the drying rack in this picture your say?
It's the decorative bunch of bamboo. It stays out in the living room and gets used quite a bit as we often have a good drying breeze throught the apartment.
Step 1. Cut and dry some bamboo. Cut and sand off any side branches. A few twigs left on the top gives it a more organic look. I imagine thin branches from some tree species like poplars would work well too. Bamboo is considered a noxious weed in Australia so my removing it from a bush reserve was a community service.
I've thrown them into an earthernware pot, but they also look quite good as a free standing bunch tied with a string to look a bit like a tipi.
Step 1: Pull Apart Your Sculpture and Load It Up
Lay your washing over the poles which you suspend over any convenient chairs/ furniture etc. Unlike conventional drying racks you can load one row at a time.
Step 2: Clothes Drying
This was only a three pole load...
Step 3: Use the Twiggy Bits Too
Use the twigs on the end to hang dangly things like socks or bras.
When the drying is finished, re create your bamboo arrangement in a new style for the day!