medicinal uses, for skin care, for ointments, tinctures, cleaning oils, on & on & on... However all of that depends on my ability to grow them in the south texas heat! Right now I have some lovely sage, rosemary, lemon balm, & 3 kinds of oregano that all needed pruning. My house is already full, so where the heck am I going to put all these herbs? Answer - make a drying rack for the garden!
I fully admit that this was NOT my idea :o) This is another idea that I stole, but I'm grateful for the inspiration. And, I just so happen to have a piece of wire mesh laying around. I purchased new 2x2's (bad me) because I didn't have any wood or branches laying around that were the right size.
On to the project:
(2) 2"x2"x24" Wood or branches
(2) 2"x2"x32" Wood or brances
(1) 24" x 33" Wire mesh (or chicken wire, or a baby gate, or something)
(2) Eye Screws
(1) 24'-30" piece of chain
(2) "S" hooks
(1) large cup hook
a package of wood "U" tacks
nails & hammer (or a nail gun)
STEP 1: Start with a simple frame. I already had a piece of mesh measuring 24" x 33" - so I used that as my foundation for the measurements. I cut my 2X2's into two 24" pieces & two 32" pieces. Then I nailed them together to form a rectangle.
STEP 2: Stain or paint your frame. Expecially important if you are going to use this outdoors like mine. I stained it using old stain I already had in the garage & a scrap of old t-shirt (t-shirt rags work the best for staining).
STEP 5: Cut your chain to the length you want & slip an "S" hook through each eyelet & each end of the chain. Hang it from your roof facia using a large cup hook. I typically have chain and "S" hooks around the house because I hang all kinds of junk from my trees! :o)
Hope you enjoyed this project.