How to make a pull-out drying drawer
Use the tape measure and pencil to measure and mark the dowel. Ours are 35mm but you can make them any length you like. Measure out as many of these depending on how many hooks you're making.
Clamp the dowel to the workbench. We also used some timber offcuts to make sure it was secure. Then use the saw to cut the dowel.
Firmly hold the circle against the workbench. Use the countersink drill bit to countersink a hole in the face of the hook.
Clamp the dowel to the workbench, using timber offcuts to make sure it's secure. Use the 4mm drill bit to drill a hole through the centre of the dowel.
Apply PVA glue to the base of the wooden hook.
Use wood putty or filler to cover the hole on the face of the wooden hook. Let it dry.
Use the sandpaper to get rid of any excess putty and make the hook smooth.
Paint the hook any colour you like and leave it to dry. We're using blue to match the existing décor. We've also just painted the front of the hook, but you can paint the sides and the dowel as well.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.