Dishcloth Rack 136


Poplar (Chap. III., Par. 42) or any-strong wood.

1 pc. 5/8"x6 1/2"x 7" S 2 S Back.

2 pcs. 5/8"x3 "x 7" S 2 S Top and bottom. 5 pcs. 7/8"X 7/8"X21" S 4 S Hanger. 1 pair tight pin hinges 1 3/4" (with screws). 6-1%" No. 10 R. H. blue screws. 1 screen door hook and eye.

Introductory Statement

Standards of cleanliness and sanitation demand that dishcloths should be properly cared for by being washed and dried. This means that some convenient method should be provided for thoroughly airing and drying the dishcloths. The old-time method of stretching a line across the room did the work very satisfactorily but was extremely inconvenient.

This dishcloth rack provides the means of hanging dishcloths in good condition and yet does not take up unnecessary room, because it can be unhooked and allowed to hang down out of the way when not in use. This rack should be hung on the wall near the stove or heat pipe.


Home-Made Fireless Cooker, U. S. Bulletin No. 296.

How to Make an Ice Box, Radford's Details of Construction. Radford

Architectural Co., Chicago, 111. North American Forests and Forestry, Brucken. G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Dish Cloth Rack

Dish Cloth Rack

Suggestions For Original Design

Introductory Statement 138


Introductory Statement 139


Introductory Statement 140


Dish Cloth Rack Specifications

The Back

Select the best surface of the back piece, and mark this the working face (Chapter II., Paragraph 2), as it is already S 2 S you will not need to resurface it. Prepare a working edge (Chapter II., Paragraph 4). Lay out the design for the back (if you care to, you may make an original design for this piece) and saw it out; carefully plane all of the edges, making them perfectly square. Locate and bore the hole for the hanging screw (Chapter II., Paragraph 9); if desired, two screws may be used in order to hold the back perfectly solid; they should be placed one above the other so as to strike a stud when fastened to the wall.

The Top And Bottom Pieces

Select the best surface of the top piece and mark it the working face (Chapter II., Paragraph 2). Carefully plane a working edge (Chapter II., Paragraph 4). With the compasses set at the proper radius; lay out the shape of the top piece. In like manner lay out the bottom piece. With the coping or compass saw, saw just outside the line. With a sharp block plane, or wood file, make these edges perfectly smooth and square with the working face. Notice that the length of the bottom piece must be exactly the same as the width of the back piece to which it is to be fastened with hinges. Hinge the bottom piece onto the back, as illustrated in the drawing. In setting a hinge, a gain should be cut in each piece deep enough to receive the hinge leaf, so it will be level with the wood.