One thing I've not really missed - especially since even when we had one, we didn't use it terribly much, was our dryer.
Even back in the city, I had installed a clothes line in the rafters over our back porch, very similar to what I installed on the sauna here in the bush.
Now that we've moved washing operations into the main cabin though, it makes sense to keep the drying operations closer.
In addition to the very popular indoor drying rack, we also owned a pop up drying rack that I would set out on the deck as much as possible during the summer, and continue to use throughout the winter indoors just for extra space. Unfortunately that rack met its' untimely end after being overloaded and then subjected to a large gust of wind last week. Go in peace our good friend.
|So sad, those rods aren't suppose to be on the ground!|
I didn't want anything that would in any way interfere with our ability to move around on the porch. It's somewhat cluttered enough already. Also, the porch rafters on the cabin are at least a foot higher than the sauna, so I didn't think anyone other than myself would be able to reach them comfortably.
With those points in mind, I decided to install a single line just along the outside edge of the rafters that Donna and I could access while not blocking any traffic.
|Assembling my parts. Don't freak out by the dismembered rack in the background.|
|Open ended hook.|
|Eye hook. Hopefully far enough under the edge that in light rain, clothes could still stay up?|
I also installed a tension device to allow me to tighten the clothes line right away, and any time in the future that it may sag.
|Easy adjustment down the line.|
|Enjoy my unmentionables!|