Build a Folding Laundry Rack

I’ve been enjoying watching other YouTube builders recently. So, instead of writing up my latest project, I decided to make a video about it.

We left our old laundry rack with friends when we moved. But with cold weather moving in, we have once again needed a place to dry all of our warm wool clothing.

This rack gives lots of hanging space, with plenty of clearance for long garments. It also folds near-flat for easy storage.

Plans can be downloaded for free below. I know that SketchUp is the popular tool these days, but I haven’t learned it yet. The plans are closer to classic architectural drawings, which is the style I’ve used forever.

Let me know if you build this rack yourself, and what you change if you do!

CA to WI via Motorcyle

Somehow this “project” never got a write up here. Near the end of September, my wife and I took a spectacular motorcycle ride from California to Wisconsin. Nearly two weeks of spectacular views and interesting places.

With the COVID-19 pandemic surging throughout the US again now, I imagine a few raised eyebrows after reading the previous paragraph. Wasn’t this dangerous, and didn’t we help to spread the disease?

No, we didn’t, and here’s why: we followed the very simple guidelines the CDC and other reputable authorities have been recommending for months.

We wore masks every time we went in a building. We stayed six feet or more from others. We washed our hands often, and carried hand sanitizer for when we couldn’t. We avoided large groups – in fact we even avoided small groups, skipping all the friends we could have visited along the way. We ate outside, most often in empty parks, or alone in our hotel room.

None of our hosts at either end of our journey have developed COVID-19 symptoms. At least one has even confirmed testing negative.

This isn’t hard. Listen to the experts, follow their guidance, and we’ll have this kicked.