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A DIY Pasta Drying Rack

A DIY Pasta Drying Rack

Here’s a problem-solving idea for those who like to make their own pasta: a DIY pasta-drying system involving nothing more than a set of thin wooden dowels and an electric drill.

After launching her own line of homemade past called Pasta Poetry, Linda Scheibal’s husband Tom hit upon the idea of drilling holes into the kitchen shelves and fitting them with wooden dowels; simple, effective and genius as well.

Photography by Mimi Giboin for Remodelista.

Above: Linda makes 18-inch strips of parsley-flecked pappardelle, fettucine, and capellini, which she hangs to dry. To read more about Scheibal making pasta in her small California kitchen, visit Remodelista.

Above: The wooden dowels are stored in a jar when not in use.

Above: The freshly rolled hand-cut pasta is hung on the dowels.

Above: Linda inserts the dowels in the cabinet holes. The dowels are spaced just far enough apart so that the pasta does not touch once dried.

Looking for more kitchen storage inspiration? See 34 images of shelving and utensil holders in the Remodelista Room Gallery.

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1:18PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

Cool, thanks!

9:14AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

How about this instead ???

Spaghetti Farming!

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12:14AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Interesting info. Thank you.

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3:47PM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

Thank for the info.

6:20AM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

Thank you

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