So about two weeks ago, on a pretty day, I thought, I don’t want to run my dryer today, I wish I had a clothes line.
And I built one.
Not necessarily because it’s eco-friendly, though it is. And not necessarily because it will save us money, though it could, but because sometimes, more efficient is not always better, and sometimes it’s better to take a little more time. To slow down, to enjoy.
It doesn’t mean I’ll never use my dryer again, but I had fun building this…
Two 8 ft 4×4’s
One 8 ft 2×4, cut in half
I notched the 4×4 by cutting it an inch and a half deep the width of the 2×4’s.
I then used a hammer and chisel to remove the remaining wood in the notch.
And here’s the dry fit… It’s not perfect, but then, I’d never used a chisel before, so I think I did pretty good. I sort of prefer to learn on a project as opposed to say scrap wood, especially since this wasn’t crucial to get perfect. It will work just fine a little crooked.
I then drilled guide holes through the 2×4 into the 4×4 and fastened down with 4 screws.
Then I used this cool bore bit ( I don’t know exactly what it’s called, okay, but it works really well) to drill four holes in each of the 2×4’s like so:
Then Husband dug holes for me, and we leveled off the posts, and cemented them in with quick-crete, and then 24 hours later, I strung some wires, and wound up with this:
And that’s about it, folks. Well, apparently, I brought on the big storm in Nashville night before last by stringing this line, so sorry nashvillians 😉