Drying Racks (Laundry?)

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Information on racks for air drying would be appreciated.

-- Lynnda (venus@zeelink.net), October 26, 2001


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any rack,, suspended in the air,, by string, poles, levitation will work. Size of the spaces depends on what your drying.

-- stan (sopal@net-port.com), October 26, 2001.

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If a clothes drying rack is what you're looking for, Walmart has some light weight ones, cheap. I bought a heavier one that I have used for a few years now, at Ace Hardware. The savings in not using the dryer more than pays for the new clothes rack. Also check out the Goodwill stores or thrift stores too. I have seen them at antique stores too for the price of new.

-- Nancy (nannyb@huntel.net), October 26, 2001.

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We bought a hardware store-variety clothes drying rack a few years ago and have been using it a LOT since then. It works very well. I think we paid ~$30 for it. A few weeks ago, I bought an old one at an antique store and paid $24. The antique one is even bigger. Now I can put two racks in front of the woodstove and get most of the week's laundry dried in a day or so.

I have seen some advertised in Cumberland General Store's Catalog (www.cumberlandgeneral.com) for ~$30-$36. 'Course my catalog might be a couple of years old, too, and the prices may be different.

Or were you requesting information on air drying equipment for food?

-- sheepish (WA) (the_original_sheepish@Hotmail.com), October 26, 2001.

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I recently bought a nice metal rack at Target. It wasn't cheap-$28-30 IIRC but it will last forever. I got so sick of buying the el cheapos at Walmart every few months. This one is quite large, very sturdy and I love it. I'll be buying another one soon.

Stacy in NY

-- Stacy (KincoraFarm@aol.com), October 26, 2001.

I have a picture in my "I want this in my dream house files." It is a rack mounted over a kitchen woodstove, close to the ceiling, mounted parallel to the ceiling. The rack was raised and lowered by cords, and tied to hooks in the wall. It was a great place to dry wet socks and hats and mittens and such; they would get lots of not- too-direct heat from the wood stove, but were out of the way. Seems like it would be a great place to dry herbs and such, too....


-- Leann Banta (thelionandlamb@hotmail.com), October 27, 2001.

Racks hung from the kitchen ceiling are found in most European homes. The weather is too unpredictable and you can dry fast in the warmest room in the house! They are lowered on a pulley system and then raised to dry. When they are empty and pulled up, you hardly even notice them. I would love one too, it sure would save on floor space.

-- Ivy in NW AR (balch84@cox-internet.com), October 27, 2001.

I saw a real neat idea. Take an old weather beaten, wooden ladder and suspend from the ceiling. Put some hooks in and you can hang your clothes on hangers. You could also put plants, or your light weight enamel pans, and such for the decor. It was very lovely.

-- Judy (inhishand65@yahoo.com), October 27, 2001.

I have one that I purschased at a Mennonite store many years ago. It is a good heavy one and will hold a lot of laundry. You could also hang your shirts on hangers in the doorways and they will dry in no time also. We have wood heat so the clothes dry fast. We have a wood stove also in the basement and have clothes lines up during the winter for the bigger things. Can't even get to my dryer anymore because of all of my husbands "tresures" in the cellar. Also found it wasn't drying very well and deceided not to call the repair man out. Sure don't miss it either. Good Luck !!

-- Helena (windyacs@npacc.net), October 28, 2001.

All my adulthood, I've used two big, old clothes drying racks that my mother used to dry my diapers on in northern Alberta 50 years ago.

Just recently I discovered Lehman's on the internet, and they have a MARVELOUS selection of old fashioned things, including drying racks. I just ordered a very large, new rack, and can't wait until it comes. I have not been able to find anything that large and strong in all of my life. I'm thrilled, and thought I'd share this amazing non-electric store with

-- Rosemary J. Gwaltney (mountainrecluse@yahoo.com), February 08, 2002.

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