Unexpected Favorite: Vintage Drying Rack

Unexpected Favorite: Vintage Drying Rack

Emily Han
Mar 29, 2011

When I found this vintage laundry drying rack, I thought looked unusual, charming, and potentially useful. Little did I know just what a handy kitchen tool it would become. Click through to see my very favorite use for it…

The wooden rack consists of five arms that can be folded up to save space when not in use ... but I find in my kitchen it's almost always in use! Two of the arms have names penciled on them – Peggy and Sandy. I could erase the names but I like how they add to the history of the piece.

I use the rack to dry dish towels, plastic bags, herbs, and – my favorite – strands of homemade pasta. (Pictured below is a batch of beet fettuccine.)

I purchased the vintage rack at Lawson-Fenning East in Los Angeles. It may be hard to find this exact one but there are similar reproduction racks available.

Find it:
Popular Eight Arm Wall Clothes Dryer, $22.95 at Lehman's
Reproduction Vintage Drying Rack, $22.98 at Wireless Catalog

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