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Outdoor Beach Drying Rail

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2012


Typically used indoors for coats, a Shaker peg rail can also serve a summertime purpose: as an outdoor home for wet and sandy items. Paint the rail to match your house's exterior, and then mount it to wall studs with 2 1/2-inch screws. Hang sandy items on it to avoid tracking dirt indoors; things such as chairs and flippers can even be hosed off right on the rail and then left to dry in the sun.

Heavy-duty unfinished wooden Shaker-peg rack, $2.50 per inch,


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