New life for an old crib rail

While we were cleaning out the barn at moms a few weeks ago we found 2 old drop side cribs. As soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to do with them. 

Several years ago we put in a wooden burning stove in our basement.  As our outdoor activities have increased we have made a habit of coming in and out the basement door near the stove. Consequently, lots of wet boots, coats and gloves also get deposited there. They end up hanging over chairs and wood piles, which isn’t the best for drying. So, I asked the Handyman to hang one of the side rails from the ceiling to allow clothes to be hung up near the stove. 

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The only hardware the Handyman had to buy was 4 eyebolts and 4 large hooks.  He put an eyebolt through each of the 4 corners of the crib rails and used chain we had to attach the rail to hooks he screwed into the floor joists.  This way during warmer and drier weather the rack can be moved up if we want. The hooks we are using are actually meant for hanging baskets but they work quite well.  Voila!  $10.00 in hardware and in less than an hour, you’ve got a super efficient drying rack while saving one more thing from the landfill. Yeah!

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