Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ceiling Mounted Clothes Line

Here it is (some of you guessed it!)........Dave's latest and quite possibly his greatest creation yet!!!

My new ceiling mounted clothes line!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We created a pulley system that lifts the largest of loads........it does require a little bit of GRUNT and I feel like I am hoisting the mainsail on a super maxi but, I'm not complaining......it is BRILLIANT!! I know its not for everyone...........to have there laundry swinging from the ceiling...........but to be honest, I'm tripping over it all the time in front of the fires and its a huge hassle in a small lounge with 4 people and toys!!!!!!

Thanks Dave this is one magic solution to a huge space problem. xx



Oh..If you want details....

Pulleys and rope were purchased off ebay, the timber frame was made from scrap, off a building site, the cleat is an old snapped axe handle and the copper was from some piping we found at the tip!! All up I think it cost us around $100 to complete!!



29 comments:

Sandrine said...

WOW!You need to patterned it I think!:)Have a nice week x

Gifts of Serendipity said...

SUPER-Clever. Am a sucker for a good space-saving-slash-clothes-drying device. Go the ingenious hubby!
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beccasauras said...

AND hot air rises- it will probably fry quicker! Great idea for those high ceilings!

Kirsty said...

FanFREAKINGtastic. Totally pea green. x

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

We had on when we were in Tassie! Aren't they fantastic!! Clothes would super fast and meant we weren't tripping over clothes horses. What a clever hubby you had...ours just came with the house.
Hope your all feeling better xox

CurlyPops said...

Such a great idea! I stayed in a holiday house a few years ago that had one of those, and it was actually fun to use, and everything dried really quickly.

Tania said...

FABULOUSNESS OF THE EXTREME KIND. Especially when you get to pretend mainsail hoistery. Dave is a damned handy bloke to have around...

Cath said...

Wow, what a handy hubby - and what an ingenious idea for that unused space! Hope your head cold is lifting as fast as your laundry...

imba said...

My man just built me the same thing.. I'm with you, it's fabulous!

Vic said...

THAT is frikkin brilliant, and better than my outdoors clothesline!!

twitchy fingers said...

That is so freaking cool! And I'm a little scared that I'm so excited by it... Wouldn't work in my silly low-celing house, but I'm coveting it none-the-less.

Kelly said...

Brilliant! you cant get much more space efficient than that!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Brilliant!! I'm so sick of my house looking like a washer woman's house. If only I had high ceilings....

katiecrackernuts said...

Seriously brilliant. We use a similar system to dry out canvas tents if the Girl Guide unit has had to take them down in the wet, but I've never considered it for a clothesline. I am now thinking of the veranda beams where we have a makeshift chinese laundry. Brilliant I tells ya.

teddybearswednesday said...

Brilliant!!!
Up there with the old hill hoist, and in my books thats a high compliment. xo

Selina said...

That is just far too clever!

Andi said...

We have one of those in our laundry as well as a small heater in the laundry. Heat rises. Say no more!!!
It's the only way to get our clothes dry at this time of year (unless we want to resort to the dryer).
Love it!!

zofia said...

AMAZING. Lucky you. I am jealous of the handy one (shhh!) and jealous of the space, enjoy!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Now that is a winner!! Brilliant for those high ceilings of yours....no more tuck shop arms either ;-)

Kerry said...

That's so much better than being hoist on your own petard..and far less painful! Well done you ingenious lot.

Caroline said...

Well they store their bicycles like that in Holland, so why not washing! Totally brilliant and inspired, your house really is a place of fun. :)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

SUPER Dave! bloody great- unfortunately our ceilings are the only short thing around here.

Adriana said...

I love these!
I really want one for my house but my ceilings aren't high enough.
Good work!

'Joyce' said...

he he he he, I guessed it. awesome. great work. great bargain, and nobody can trip over it or even see it, unless they look up. love it.

Michelle said...

That's awesome. What a great use of space, and so much better than a clothes horse.

Michelle said...

These are really popular in Tasmania - and I've always wanted one - the hot air up around the ceiling dries clothes super fast. Great effort to make your own - Super impressed!

Anonymous said...

I can thoroughly recommed this, I have one, though not in my passage, in my utility room. Also, I bought mine ready made from Lakeland (UK company).
Jacqueline

Angie said...

So much better than an electric dryer! I've seen a few home-made versions but none as stylish as this, well done Dave!

anniem said...

I have a very similar,pulley system and all, drying rack which my dad made me. He copied it from one my grandfather made for my mom when she and dad were newlyweds. (I think my grandfather had made one for my grandmother too) I use it constantly and absolutely never take clothes out of the dryer completely dried. They all finish off their drying "on the rack". Summer means outside on the clothesline but winter means 'the rack'. When my mom passed away and we were cleaning up the house we left the drying rack in place for new owners. It simply killed me to see them tear down the house and I don't know what became of our old drying rack. :(