We use cloth diapers for our kids, so diaper laundry is a repetitive chore at our house. We don’t put the kind we use (mostly Fuzzibunz) in the clothes dryer, so we need to hang them to dry. To make this step just a little easier, I threw together a quick and cheap drying rack that we keep in the laundry room. We went with a homemade one since we didn’t find anything convenient locally.
It’s made of 1/2 inch PVC and fits about twenty to twenty five diapers at once. I didn’t glue it, since it’s good and tight just by pressing the pieces together. It fits on the top of the dryer and is sturdy enough to set a full laundry basket on top of when not in use. The total cost to build was only a couple of bucks, and it was very quick as far as my do-it-yourself projects go.
If you want to make one, here’s what you need:
- 8 PVC elbows (1/2 inch)
- 10 PVC tees (1/2 inch)
- 2 ten foot lengths of 1/2 inch PVC (well, about 18 feet, actually)
Cut the PVC into the following pieces:
- Three 25 inch lengths
- Two 17-1/2 inch lengths
- Two 15 inch lengths
- Four 9 inch lengths
- Twelve 3 inch lengths
Assemble the pieces as shown in the picture below:
That’s all there is to it. For more pictures, view the photo gallery.