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How to Make a Hanging Food Drying Rack


Hey Guys,

I have had many questions about how I made my hanging Drying Rack that is in the Kitchen and so I am talking you through how I made it.

A drying rack is extremely useful for garlic, sunflower seeds and for hang drying flowers and uses a space that, in my case, was not being used.


The material list with measurements of my drying rack

2 x Wooden Picture frames external measurement 25.5 inch x 21.5 inch

2 x Steel Mesh with 1 cm squares to fit frame - 20 inch x 16 inch

8 medium hooks

4 large hooks

1 curtain ring

4 x Chain 2 foot length

4 x Chain 8 inch length

extra chain that is thicker (to hold the whole weight) if you want rack lower

1 Spring Toggle hook

Spray paint


Remember whatever size you make your rack, to take into account the whole weight including the things you will be drying on the rack.


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Here at Moat Cottage, we raise and grow and process some of our own free range meat, organic vegetables and fruit.

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