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Thursday, July 8, 2010

I Need A New Clothesline

Remember this happy image?

This is what happens when you put a real load on it:

What a sad little picture.

I'm going to research clotheslines- I have a feeling they last longer.  This dryer was new last summer.

So! How about some ideas for how to re-purpose, reuse, or recycle this thing.


Strange Angel said...

Hmmm... New pea teepee?

Also, seeing that first image when you first posted it gave me a HUGE craving for some good ol' fashioned red and white cloths, and a line in the sun to string them on.

Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

I'm thinking trellis for cherry tomatoes.

Jennifer Montero said...

I admit I giggled when I saw the second picture...poor clothesline! Ours did exactly the same recently and I bought a retractable line as a replacement. I like it SOOO much better. Takes up less space.

I'm not sure you can do much with the frame but recycle it. You can cut the plastic lines and attach them to walls / fences as trellis lines -certainly for soft fruit or annual crops- instead of wire. I'm going to be thinking on that one now...I usually go to you for my great ideas!!

Diane said...

We made the new clothesline a statement :) The post on the end away from the fence is made of heavy timber with simple carving on the ends of the cross bar. We put a gravel pad underneath because the grass was so damp it delayed drying. Now, when I drop wet items they stay clean. It's at the end of some veg beds and next to compost bins so it fits into a "working" section of the garden. About the old one, recycle, I guess.

Dani said...

How about turning it into a greenhouse?