T Melville wrote:4) Towel drying rack:
T Melville wrote:The ring broke yesterday. Made it about a week. Also the color didn't hold if it got wet. It was no longer green.
OK, ever since I was little, everyone in our house had our own coloured towel and our own rack to hang it on. I'm *clean* when I come out of the shower. If I hang my towel to dry so it doesn't go mildewed, it will easily last a week or two of showers. Since I'm not washing it as often, and *never* put it in the dryer (crunchy's not so bad - stimulates the skin), my towels have lasted for decades. So if it was me, I would put that lovely bamboo rack near the bathroom and save a bunch of water and electricity.
We didn't want to do laundry immediately, every time someone showers, so I decided to use some bamboo and make a rack they could hang on to dry, right above the dirty clothes.
Jay Angler wrote:Did you consider using cross braces out of bamboo lashed on?
Excellent thoughts to have, but I think it also depends on "too loose in what direction? If you're trying to fit the piece "between" two other pieces, then, yes you need to have the unit "square", take a measurement of the location the brace belongs, allow for the brace needing to be cut on an angle, and think of how you're going to fasten the wood together. One technique I've seen, is to drill though the corner bamboo and the cross brace bamboo and insert a piece of whittled bamboo as a "pin". Or you learn more fancy knots! If you're just going to run the brace on the outside of the shelf, it doesn't have to go all the way from the top to the bottom and it can be lashed to the verticle wherever it crosses. The knot would still have to change a little, but a few extra turns around each piece of bamboo alone as anchors and then connecting lashes in both directions would likely do it.
"How do I get 'em tight enough? Will they do any good if they're too loose?"