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Drying Rack

The Martha Stewart Show, April 2009

Running a household is much easier and more successful when you have the right tools -- such as a proper drying rack. Using a drying rack is eco-friendly, as it cuts down on electric dryer use, and it's great for drying fine washables. Also, a drying rack is versatile and can be used for things such as drying fresh pasta.

Martha found an antique rack years ago and has been using it ever since. In fact, she loves the design of the piece so much that when she saw that it was beginning to fall apart from being used so much, she asked Thomas Eberharter, our company's head of design and fabrication, to make a prototype for her. This wonderful drying rack is large in size, sturdy, and folds flat for easy storage -- and you can make it at home by downloading the instructions below!

Drying Rack How-To

Comments (9)

  • 16 Aug, 2010

    Just finished the rack- it is a thing of beauty! There are a couple mistakes in plan though. It takes 17 dowels, not 19 and they are not all same length. Made ours a bit bigger. Ten are 34" and 7 are 32 1/2". Easiest to assemble it in pieces by gluing

  • 20 Apr, 2010

    Please Help! I have called Macy's 1,000 times, I can't make it, I'd have to buy it. Where, Where, Where can I buy one? It's not on your product list to buy it over the computer!

    Thank You
    deborahdurkin@att.net

  • 2 Jun, 2009

    is the one at Kmart a Martha brand? Is it as big as this one? The ones I've seen at stores don't have this much room on them.

  • 1 Jun, 2009

    Mine has paint on the horizontal rods so the wood does not mildew.

  • 1 Jun, 2009

    How can I clean mildew off my wooden drying rack?.

  • 1 Jun, 2009

    Can also be purchased at Kmart

  • 1 Jun, 2009

    You can purchase these at Walmart or Target

  • 1 Jun, 2009

    Don't have the time to make this, Need a Kit!!!

  • 1 Jun, 2009

    Great Advice Martha, and Easy to Understand Drawing!