Since I'm always broke, I was on a tight budget, and Daiso seemed to have alot of possibilities for affordable solultions. the key things I was looking for was:
yeah tall order, right? looking around the City Square Mall branch, they had run out of the dish rack and so I thought, maybe I'll look around my neighbourhood hardware stores and perhaps i'll figure something else out. Fast forward a few weeks and while out with Asuka yesterday, we went on a scenic route (read: took the wrong bus) to Tampines from Stargek (they're having an Easter weekend 20% sale! ends today) and I managed to come to a decision on the rack idea since the wooden dish rack was available. ^ ^
I don't have step-by-step pictures, but it's so dead simple you can probably put it together faster than I did (i wasted 3 cable ties fiddling around with it to figure out the best configuration to hold it together).
- 1 wooden dish rack
- 4 stainless steel trays
- cable ties, i used 12
- 1 plate stand
- standard army belt (huhuhu impulse purchase from pasir ris interchange)
Total cost: $12 from Daiso, cable ties I found lying about at home so I used those but you can probably get them from Daiso or a neighbourhood hardware store. belt was a gift from bf and meant for me to use on a different bag but whatever :P maybe i'll use my own 'fashion' belt since it's just sitting in my wardrobe hrmm.......
cable tie the two pieces to each 'trunk' of the dish rack. you can click on the photo for reference on where you can secure it. I've secured it this way so the angle will allow the trays to slot in pretty parallel to the ground.
me being clumsy all the time, I decided to add 'stoppers' to make the whole rig more secure. as you can see in the photo on the right, there is a slight gap for the tray to 'catch' on to. prevents accidental knocking or sliding of the trays.
I suppose if you're putting it on a table you can maybe tuck a box or pencil case under the lowest rung to keep it from toppling forward, but until I find a need to do that, this will work for me :D
anyway. hope you've found this useful, share with your friends! comment if you've made one for yourself, better yet, link your photos!
- for the trays, it's up to you on whether you want the ones with holes or not, me, I work in a non-airconditioned environment + fan, so the humidity doesn't help with the drying process for my clay, so I thought better to have the ones with holes for better airflow, and I always lay my ADC items on paper napkins/serviettes to dry anyway so they won't fall through or stick to the tray, it's just for support. Also, this means I can also use the trays for baking my polymer clay XD YAY VERSATILITY
- you can probably use other sorts of racks or whatever, i chose this one cos it's at the perfect gap size for air to circulate, and for the size for most of my mini-items. that, and the combo of my favourite materials, clear plastic, wood + metal, all-in-1 = WOOT. maybe i should name this my 'frankendryingrig' hurhur
- ok i'm rambling. more than usual. painkillers definitely kicking in. BYE
THANKS TO BENJAMIN FOR COMING UP WITH THE IDEA! :D