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A DIY Clothes Line

A DIY Clothes Line

Interior designer Suzanne Shaker and art conservator Pete Danridge designed their outdoor clothes line using two strips of cedar that are joined at the top with a stainless steel dowel pin. The clothes line, as Shaker says, “is the essence of simple function.”

To read more about their DIY design, visit Remodelista.

Above: To build your own similar clothes line, consider the following: a 10-Foot-Long Western Red Cedar (above left) is $18.97 at Home Depot; a 1-inch Stainless Steel Dowel Pin (above middle) is $15.48 from Amazon; and a 25 ft. bundle of White Rope (above right) is $3.99 from Amazon.

Above: The idea was based on a childhood memory: a vision of white sheets blowing in the country wind. To see more of the couple’s Shelter Island home, check out Remodelista’s post House Call: Suzanne Shaker in Shelter Island.



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8:32PM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Love the idea of a clothesline but this is more expensive than just buying a store bought one!

3:17AM PDT on May 30, 2012

Great idea.

7:52PM PDT on May 26, 2012

Never owned a dryer

8:40PM PDT on May 25, 2012

now if only i had the yard!

8:24AM PDT on May 22, 2012

Thanks, great memories

1:01AM PDT on May 22, 2012

I can agree with Sandi C. and Hillary S., the smell of sun dried clothes is so refreshing. It reminds me of when i was a little girl running through my mama's sheets outside on the line! Now they build houses so close to gether you can hardly have one, especially if there's an outside dog. Ewwww!!! been there done that! Lol!! Used the dryer from that point on and stared at the clothes! Great Article!!

8:14PM PDT on May 20, 2012

great if you have outdoor space to put one.

8:03PM PDT on May 20, 2012

I love my clothes line use it all the time

4:28PM PDT on May 20, 2012

I live in the country for a reason! So I dont have to use the dryer unless its an emergancy(its raining and I have to). I have been doing this for over 3 years and I love it. Although everyone else I know thinks I am insain! I am saving money and getting a workout all at the same time!

6:46AM PDT on May 19, 2012

I love the smell of clothes hung outside!

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If it works, that's great. Cute video. All cats and dogs need loving homes no matter what their age.

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