FOLD-OUT DRYING RACK
Gather your supplies • 64 x 19mm dressed pine • 18mm concealed magnetic latch (2 pairs) • 42 x 19mm dressed pine • 25mm Tasmanian oak dowel • 100mm Easy Fit hinges (3) • 3mm chain • Cup hooks (2) You’ll also need Saw; PVA glue; 50mm screws; drill;
STEP 1 Use the 64 x 19mm pine to build a frame to fit inside the window reveal. Glue and screw it together in the corners.
STEP 2 On the side of the frame towards the top, drill a hole 8mm-deep using an 18mm spade bit with masking tape around it as a depth gauge. Mix epoxy adhesive, spread on the back of one of the magnetic latch pair and insert into the hole.
STEP 3 Insert frame into window. Screw through sides of frame into window reveal to secure.
STEP 4 Cut lengths of 42 x 19mm pine to create a second frame to fit on the inside of the frame installed in the window. Along the side pieces measure and mark out for hanging rails. Equally space the rails along the sides, here 125mm apart. Use a 25mm spade bit to drill 5mm deep holes at each marked point.
STEP 5 Cut dowel to length to suit the width of your hanging frame, allowing a bit extra to go into the holes in the sides. Squirt a dab of PVA glue into the holes in the sides, insert the dowel then predrill and screw through sides into dowel. Repeat for all dowels and to attach other side to dowels. Screw top and bottom to sides. STEP 6 Screw Easy Fit hinges to outside face at bottom of hanging frame. Place inside window and screw hinges to bottom of window frame. STEP 7 On the external faces of the sides, repeat Step 2 to install other part of the magnetic latch. Make sure the 2 parts of the latches align so it will hold the frame up when closed. STEP 8 Screw chain to sides of window frame near magnetic latch. Screw cup hook to inside edge of side of window frame about halfway up. Open frame and hook chain onto hook. Cut chain to length using wire cutters. Repeat to attach chain to other side of frame.