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« on: December 28, 2004 03:41:27 PM »

I was sOoOo tempted to keep this for myself..lol. It's the best Christmas gift I have come up with for anyone in a very very long time.

What is it? An herb drying rack for my dad, who grows his own herbs. (The pictures show a clump of his basil hanging on it and there was some fresh rosemary lounging around there too...)

The entire thing is made out of unfinished Douglas Fir wood (I figured that way there were no chemical sealents, etc seeping into his plants) and metal grid. It's 5'4'' tall- fits under the bar in the closet in his work room.

It has two 'shelves'. Each 'shelf' has a screen top and a metal grid bottom- so you can dry leaves on the top or hang herbs in bunches from the bottom (S hooks included..lol)

Here's the close up of the shelves:

And the overall picture:

Needless to say, it was a HUGE HIT come Christmas morning.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004 05:30:02 PM »

at first glance, i thought this little structure was a mistletoe holder/kissing booth, like for a christmas party. sometimes i have a weird imagination.

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2004 08:20:36 AM »

wow, that's really cool! hehe, I thought it was mistletoe too @ first...but that would be a good idea for christmas!

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2004 11:35:05 AM »

That is a pretty good idea! great for those that grow their own herbs.

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2005 05:39:05 PM »

Saw this on Good Eats one day.

Take a normal, cheap, box fan.
Get four or five cheap AC filters from the hardware store that mostly fit the box fan.
Two bungee cords.
Put the fan on it's back on a table.
Put a filter on it.
Line crevices of filter with herbs to be dried.
Place another filter over that.
Fill crevices...yadda yadda until you have the final filter on top.
Strap 'em to the fan with the bungees and stand the fan upright.
Switch it on.
12 hours later, flip the stack of filters and run the fan for 12 more hours.
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2005 06:57:21 PM »

Wow!  Wonderful job, I know your dad must have been so impressed.  Where did you get the metal grid for the shelves?  Do you think that stretched window screen material would work?  I would love to make one of these in a smaller size...

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2005 07:17:15 PM »

The top of each shelf is window screen screening. The bottom of each shelf is something called Metal Cloth that you can get at any hardware store, and is REALLY inexpensive!
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2005 07:40:07 PM »

Thanks for the info, time for a trip to the hardware store!

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