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DIY Drying Rack

By: Ananda from
Updated April 22, 2021
DIY Drying Rack
DIY Drying Rack
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Can't dry your clothes in the dryer? This DIY Drying Rack is the best solution for drying clothes the old-fashioned way. This homemade clothes rack is shaped like a star, and it can expand to over four feet tall. The ability to adjust the size of this DIY laundry rack makes it fantastic for storage. When not in use, this rack can easily be tucked away in a small closet. If you add a coat of wood sealer, this beautiful DIY clothes drying rack can be taken outside! 

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteWeekend project


Primary TechniqueWood Crafts


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 4' x 2' sheet of 0.20 inch thick plywood
  • (13) 3/8" diameter pine wood dowels at 48" long
  • Paint and/or sealer
  • Circular saw or jig saw
  • Drill with 3/8" drill bit
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I want this and not for just a drying rack. I think artistically the item is really pretty. I guess I could easily use this on my balcony. Living in a small apartment in the city this would never though the ground. I may just use it as an extension to my closet.

This is the best do it yourself drying rack! I love the design element and knowing me I would probably put it up and never take it down. This would be great as an item to take along on camping trips or to the beach. It folds down and transports to easily. I love this.

Wonderful idea. I have a patio that this would work very well on. I like the Golding part so I can stow it easily when I want to use the patio for dining. It's really not that hard to make its just time consuming. So take your time, and this will be yours.

This is genius. My drying racks take up so much closet space, so I love how this folds up for easy storage.


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