The problem with ladder towel rails is that bathroom towels constantly fall down from the rail. And not many towels can be dried all at once. And what if you have other odd shaped washing to be dried? Here’s our solution.
This wall mounted retractable laundry rack will hold up a load of washing. Very useful if you have a small laundry area. You can use the IKEA GULLIVER or SNIGLAR crib for this purpose. Picture below shows the GULLIVER.
Use straight mending plates to join the sidewalls together. You can use one section or two sections, depending on how tall a rack you need. But more than two is not recommended as the rack may get too heavy with a full load of laundry. Then attach the rack to the wall using two heavy duty hinges. Finish with a pulley and rope and a cleat hook to hold it in place. See the full tutorial. (SNIGLAR version.)
#5 Cookie drying rack
Need a drying rack for your baked goods? Much cheaper and easier to have IKEA make it. Read more.
Andrijana made a computer desk from her son’s old IKEA GULLIVER crib. Add an IKEA LINNMON table on top and secure the table top to the crib frame with L-brackets. If you prefer more legroom, flip the crib over and place the table top on the “feet” of the GULLIVER instead. See the tutorial.
First published on April 10, 2017. Updated with new content.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.