Clothes Dryer

How To Make Clothes Dryer?

Would you like to build a clothes dryer to be as comfortable and practical as your merax sofa bed? Keep on reading to get more details about simple to construct stowaway clothes dryer.

Quick project guide

Hard labour:  5/10

Skill level:  4/10

The time needed: about two hours (excluding drying time) Do it yourself for В±R450

Shopping list

  • two 1000mm x 500mm pieces
  • 16mm Supawood (doors)
  • 44mm x 22mm pine planks cut to the following lengths:
  • two 1000mm pieces (outer frame)
  • two 956mm pieces (outer frame) two 945mm pieces (inner frame)
  • two 860mm pieces (inner frame)

Other

  • eight large corner brackets
  • six metal hinges
  • 32 6 x 40mm chipboard screws 24 6 x 20mm chipboard screws
  • six 9.5mm x 900mm aluminum round bars
  • two door knobs
  • three silver hooks
  • six 4 x 12mm self-tapping screws
  • two 1m lengths of silver chain
  • light blue paint
  • small paint roller and tray

Tools

  • pencil
  • tape measure
  • cordless drill
  • 3mm and 6mm drill bits
  • screwdriver
  • bit
  • pliers
  • Tri-square

Get started

1  Clamp the two 945mm pine strips together tightly with the 22mm sides facing upward. Along the length of the pine strips, draw a line in the center from top to bottom. Measure and make a mark every 128mm along the line. Use a set square to draw perpendicular lines at the marks across both of the strips.

2  Drill 10mm holes at each of these marks. To ensure that all the holes are the right depth, fasten a piece of tape around the drill bit at length required for the hole. The hole will be deep enough when the tape meets the surface of the wood.

3  Insert the aluminum rods into the holes of the one pine strip first, and then into the other. Lay it down onto the work surface and place the 860mm pine pieces into position at the open ends of the frame. Glue the ends together and use four of the metal corner plates to screw the frame into place with the 6 x 20mm screws. Remember to always drill 3mm pilot holes for the screws to prevent the wood from splitting.

4  Place the 1000mm and the 956mm pieces in position around the completed frame (step 3). Glue the ends of the outer frame together and use the metal corner plates and the 6 x 40mm screws to screw the frame together.

5  Use two of the hinges to screw the inner frame to the outer frame at the bottom of both frames.

6  Let the outer frame stand upright on the work surface while the inner frame lies down onto the surface. Screw the two ends of the chains to the top inside of the outer frame with the 6 x 20mm screws. Determine the length the chains need to be to keep the inner frame in the same position when hanging. Use pliers to cut the chains to length and screw the loose ends to the corners of the inner frame.

7  Screw the painted doors onto the outer frame with two hinges per door using the 6 x 40mm screws.

8  Determine the placement of the handles on the doors and drill 6mm holes into the doors. Fasten the handles to the doors.

9  Carefully determine the position of the metal hooks on the inside of the door. Keep in mind that the hooks need to fit in between the aluminum rods for the doors to close properly. Finally, screw the hooks into place with the 4 x 12mm self-tapping screws.