How to make a Folding Drying Rack For Clothes

Do you want to create a folding drying rack for clothes by yourself?

Then read this article, where I will guide you through the whole process!

Drying Rack for clothes: final result


  1. 4 wooden pieces (120 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm)
  2. 6 wooden pieces (80 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm)
  3. 2 chains (30cm long)
  4. 2 hinges
  5. wood screws (2 cm long) & furniture dowels (4 cm long)
  6. nylon thread
  7. glue for wood
Folding Drying Rack: Materials

Step 1: Assemble Frames and Paint them

Firstly, connect long wooden pieces (item 1) with short wooden pieces (item 2) using wood dowels. Check our video on how to make a connection with wood dowels:

Then use screws to attach the short wood piece (item 2) right in the middle.

After that paint your frames using wood varnish.

Clothes Drying Rack : Frame
Step 1: Frame

Step 2: Attach Hinges

Place two frames next to each other and attach hinges using screws.

Clothes Drying Rack: Hinges

Step 3: Attach Chains

Attach chains as shown on the picture using screws. If you have longer chains locate them lower, but aim for an angle about 60 degrees.

Clothes Drying Rack: Chains

Step 4: Add Screws

Add the first screw 5 cm from top and then keep a distance of 10 cm between each one. Do not screw them all the way.

Drying rack for clothes: screws

Step 5: Tie Nylon Thread

Tie nylon thread or rope to screws and screw them all the way.

Drying rack for clothes: ropes / nylon threads
Nylon Thread

Final Result

drying rack for clothes: Final Result


I hope you found this article useful and feel free to comment any suggestions below. Good luck with your own folding drying rack for clothes!

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