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Laundry, Unplugged: The Best Drying Rack, from Columbia, Missouri

Best Drying Rack from Columbia Missouri

Summer in New England is hot and humid, and towels seem permanently damp, always on the verge of mildew. Some years ago I became obsessed with tracking down a vintage-style towel drying rack that would encourage my teenagers to hang their beach towels outside the back door. I embarked on an Internet search and was delighted to discover the Best Drying Rack’s Round Clothes Drying Rack, reminiscent of drying racks of yore (indeed, the design is based on a drying rack that owner Greg Baka found in an antiques store).

Best Drying Rack from Columbia Missouri
Above: The arrival of the Round Clothes Drying Rack has reaffirmed what I have always known: “When things are simple and easy to use, people (teens included) actually use them.” Made in the United States of maple hardwood dowels and corrosion-resistant aluminum, the rack features stable tripod construction; $99.
Above: The arrival of the Best Drying Rack has reaffirmed what I have always known: "When things are simple and easy to use, people (teens included) actually use them." Made in the US of maple hardwood dowels and corrosion-resistant steel, the Best Drying Rack features stable tripod construction; $79.00.
Above: When open, the Round Clothes Drying Rack measures 54 inches in diameter and 42 inches tall. There are 16 rods for hanging.
Best Drying Rack from Columbia Missouri
Above: When closed, it’s eight inches in diameter and 27 inches tall.

Best Drying Rack from Columbia Missouri
Above: The rack features solid maple dowels and cast-aluminum components. Best Drying Rack is committed to small-scale US manufacturing; in fact, you can join them on their “Made in the USA” Clothespins as they search for clothespins made in the States to sell on their site.

N.B.: This post is an update; it was originally published on Remodelista on August 5, 2011.

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