Today I’m sharing another industrial pipe project the hubs recently did for me – a dry rack in the laundry room. I often have sweaters and tops that need to be dried flat, but since I don’t have a space to do that I usually hang those items on a folding dry rack over a vent in the adjacent dining room. Unfortunately the hubs like his jeans to air dry and are often occupying the folding rack when I need to dry sweaters so my solution was a permanent rack in the laundry room over the sink.
I originally asked for a bar straight across but the hubs determined that in order to get the best stability we’d have to place the bar higher than I originally thought so he created a small drop down in the design to compensate for the higher spot. Luckily, I’m pretty tall and can reach the hanger up to catch the rod with the hook easily, so the height is no problem for me.
As you can see I’ve already put it to good use. It does infringe on Luna’s eating space a bit, but I think she secretly likes hiding behind the clothes when the rack has several items on it and as long as she can see out the window she’s a happy camper and I’m happy to have a space that functions and looks awesome. Thanks honey! 🙂
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Great idea! Where do you get the industrial pipe from?
At our local hardware store (Lowes), but you can find it at plumping supply stores too. 🙂
Thanks! I was in Home Depot a while ago and briefly looked for them and couldn’t find any. Knowing me, I was looking in all the wrong places, haha!
Check the plumbing section. Sometimes they only have galvanized pipe so we just spray paint it with ORB to get the industrial look, usually at a lower price.
Great idea! Thanks!