My Homesteader drying rack from Forgotten Way Farms arrived almost two weeks ago and I finally put it together today. We're drying two and a half loads on it as I write (the other half load is on the English rack in the kitchen). It comes unassembled with instructions so that the shipping isn't as expensive as it would otherwise be.
I really like this rack! It does take up a chunk of the living room, and maybe not everyone wants to devote part of the living room to drying clothes, but that's where we had the room (this rack is huge), and we're determined to make changes in our lifestyle at the pace we want to, rather than making forced changes later in life. Change before you have to, is the maxim to which we're ascribing. We get used to living 'simply', as it were, and we'll already be used to it when supply tightens up or our incomes are reduced. If none of that happens, we'll still have saved a lot of money living this way.
But back to the rack. The only criticism I have, which is pretty minor, was that the instructions had a couple of problems where the instructions didn't quite jive with the pictures, which almost stopped the assembly altogether until I figured it out. The key is to stick with what the picture looks like, because they're right. Once I had that part done, the rest of it went together pretty quickly. Something that might make assembly a little easier for anyone thinking about getting this rack is to put a piece of ¾" wood underneath parts that don't touch the floor to make it much steadier to work on. Also, if you have a speed-loading chuck on your drill or impact driver and a phillips driver bit, it will make fixing the screws into the dowel ends go a lot quicker, and there are a bunch of them. Screwing the ends of the dowels in actually took more time than assembling the rack!
All in all, I think this is a great product, and I'm glad that I purchased the largest size they have.