Many moons ago when I needed to dry my homemade pasta, I would simply prop a broom handle over the back of two dining room chairs. Then I mentioned to Buck that I would love to have a pasta-drying rack. That's all I needed to say. In no time, he made one. I'll do my best to describe it. Here goes.
On the floor or the counter, there's a wooden base that's about 8 inches square and 1 1/2 inches thick. There's a hole drilled in the center of the base about halfway through the thickness of it.
A 3-foot long wooden dowel rod (1 inch in diameter) is inserted into the hole in the base. The top of the wooden dowel has a series of offset holes drilled all the way through. Inserted through those holes are 3 dowel rods that are 4 feet long and 1/4 inch in diameter. Those "arms" are what I use to drape my pasta on for drying. I can dry up to 2 pounds of pasta on this space, which equates to almost 12 feet of space.
The drying rack is easy to store because I remove the drying rods and the master rod from the base. Bundle them together and put them away.
If I ever need more space, Buck can drill more holes through the main dowel rod and insert another arm or arms.
I love my pasta-drying rack. Hope this makes sense.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!