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Crazy Easy DIY Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack

by Faith Provencher
Crazy Easy DIY Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Dish drying racks that sit on your counter can be bulky and unattractive and if you have a dishwasher, you probably don't use it on a daily basis. So I got to thinking... why not create something that can be pulled out of the cabinet when you need it, but rolled up and stashed away when you don't? Enter the over-the-sink dish draining rack.   

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Make It: Easy DIY Magazine Rack

by Capree K

Make It: Easy DIY Magazine Rack

I'm the type that only keeps magazines around for a short period of time before donating or recycling them, but I love the idea of having a small, rotating collection readily available to peruse. This simple DIY magazine rack would be perfect for storing a few faves!     

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How to: Make a "Totally Tubular" Mod Wine Rack Side Table

by Al40yearoldintern

How to: Make a "Totally Tubular" Mod Wine Rack Side Table

So, how awesome is the really cool piece above? I wish I could take credit, but I can't - it was invented by my friend Jimmy. He's a prop master working on Hollywood films and TV shows and crafty by nature. When I saw this really cool piece in his home I had to know all about it! It looks like a mod piece of art that could be sold in a museum gift shop. It can be constructed with items found at the local home improvement store, and Jimmy was kind enough to share the full how-to with Curbly. So, read on! 

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Build a Magazine Rack from Shelving Brackets

by Craftmel

Build a Magazine Rack from Shelving Brackets

Confession: when I was in college, I'd watch This Old House every Saturday morning.  Granted, it was on during my shift at the broadcasting station, but I made it a point to shirk all my other duties so I could take notes during the episodes. (It was college, taking notes was like breathing back then.). They always had something useful for my DIY-self.  Take, for example, this bracket-turned-magazine rack project: 

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DIY Back-of-the-Door Spice Rack

by Chris Gardner

DIY spice racks
Finding space in your cabinets to store all your gadgets, cookware, and pantry items is tough enough. But all those cooking staples, oils, vinegars, seasonings, herbs, and spices can totally break your kitchen's proverbial back. There simply isn't enough shelf space to hold it all.

So, don't store everything on the shelves. Vertical storage is the way to go for small rooms, and it works equally well in other small spaces, like your kitchen cabinets.

Joe Provey created these back of the door racks with a few hardwood (cherry?) 1x6"s, and gave them acrylic faces to see the jar labels.  

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Stack Your Wine Bottles with Style.

by Chris Gardner

vineyard3 Stack your Wine Bottles with Style : Vineyard by Pack a& Rack

I can't think of a better way to put it, so I'll let the manufacturer describe the Vineyard from Pack and Rack:

Why hide a beautiful thing? Wine speaks to all your senses, not least to the eye. So why then tuck away a beautiful bottle of deepest red with a label that probably has been designed by a well known artist? Show your wine - let friends and customers admire this piece of art!

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DIY Clothes Drying Rack.

by Chris Gardner

My wife is short, and a high school teacher, so when we find school-appropriate clothes that actually fit, we keep ‘em as far from the dryer as possible. So, tired of having her wardrobe spread all over our living space while drying, I decided it was time for a drying rack. (Our back ‘patio’ has no space for a clothesline.) Problem is, commercially available drying racks may advertise 15 sq. ft of drying space, but that only works if you hang...

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