…. can you believe it? I wanted to figure out a solution to the tipping problem, so I ran a couple of scenarios this week. Method one: Disassemble an old patio table and use the top as a base. Ribbons hold the legs of the drying rack down, and while the whole contraption is now as sturdy as the day is long, it does make me the crazy lady who keeps a giant metal circle on her patio, sans legs.
Method two has a smaller footprint, but might prove less sturdy. It involves a cinder block and a shoestring, and since I’m already the crazy lady with several cinder blocks scattered purposelessly around the property, this seems like the better option.
Unfortunately, these options were both tested on nearly windless days, a rarity in Nebraska. However, I consider the problem mostly solved and feel confident enough to link to the guy who makes these cools racks. www.bestdryingrack.com He’s located in Columbia, Missouri – just 45 minutes from Lloyd’s hometown!
By the way, Dollar Tree sells GIANT clothespins that go around the dowels and won’t make a single mark, so I didn’t even have to prototype!