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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Kate S.
Kate S.3 years ago


Jeni Greenwood
Jennifer G.4 years ago

Cool, thanks!

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.4 years ago

How about this instead ???

Spaghetti Farming!


Mukesh R.
Mukesh Ramteke4 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Interesting info. Thank you.

Nirvana Jaganath
Nirvana Jaganath4 years ago


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Winn Adams4 years ago


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John B.
John B.4 years ago

Thank for the info.