IntroductionPrint drying racks are an absolute necessity, but most plans that I've seen involve both a fair bit of carpentry, and the dedication of more floor space than most of us have to spare. Most are based around a set of frames covered with plastic window screen material, which are either wall-mounted, or slide into some kind of cabinet or frame. This takes a fair bit of skill to construct. The design illustrated here has the advantage of being modular, small, easily constructed, and very inexpensive.
MaterialsFor each frame, you will need a 2 foot by 4 foot "eggcrate diffuser" of the kind sold for fluorescent light fixtures, and six 3" long pieces of hardwood 1 X2 lumber. You will also need marine varnish, and epoxy.
- 1) Cut 1 X 2 into 3" lengths.
- 2) Varnish wood pieces.
- 3) When the varnish is dry, attach 6 blocks to the underside of each eggcrate
diffuser with epoxy.
Using the racksPlace prints on upper surface of rack, being careful not to cover area where wood blocks are secured. Place next rack on top, and fill with prints. Repeat.
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