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Outdoor Clothesline

Outdoor Clothesline

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1995

Introduction

Line drying is remarkably effective and energy efficient -- and that clean, fresh smell is worth the extra effort. This removable clothesline can be kept coiled on the porch and rigged up in seconds.

 

materials

  • Clothesline, long enough to span the distance between your porch and a nearby tree or post

  • Two metal eye hooks

  • Sailor's cleat

  • Snap shackle

steps

  1. On the porch end, thread the line through a metal eye hook, and wind it around a sailor's cleat installed about a foot below the hook.

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  2. At the other end, screw another hook into the tree or post. Tie the clothesline to a snap shackle, which makes attaching and detaching the cord a breeze.

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