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This is a short, quick and effective tutorial on how to create your own DIY clothesline with Paracord. You can follow it step by step and make one for yourself!
Create your own DIY Clothesline with Paracord
Imagine you spend an awful lot of time doing your laundry. You separate it by colors, by materials, and by what not. After it is all done, you put it on a clothesline to dry. And SNAP! The clothesline breaks down, and all your pretty neat clothes fall down on the floor.
This is actually your hard work turning to dust (quite literally). I am sure you must have been there. If you want to make sure that it does not happen to you, here’s what. Follow this tutorial on how to make a cool DIY Clothesline with paracord.
Why paracord? Paracord is a really strong material that does not snap even under a lot of weight. Therefore, these can be the ideal fit for you. Dry as much clothes as you want without a worry!
Many types of paracord are available. The most commonly used one is Paracord 550. That is the one we use. Note the 550 in the name? It is because this cord has a breaking strength of 550 lbs (YES 550!). Can your clothes exceed that?
Here are the steps to create your own DIY clothesline with a paracord:
Things you would need: Lag Bolts and Paracord
- Keep a lot of Paracord handy. Ideally, you should always have it available in your home. A paracord can be used for several other purposes and cool tools (refer to our other tutorials). Therefore, keep several thousand feet of them at your home!
- Inspect the room you are going to hang it on. See where do you wish to tie the edges of the paracord. You can tie them from center wooden beams as well as walls.
- If you want to have one side of the paracord attached to a wooden center beam, it is easy. Put the lag bolts inside the wooden beam, 10 inches apart.
- If you want to have a side of the paracord attached to the wall, you just need to install two iron brackets. Now put a wooden piece where you can put in the lag bolts. Once you have the piece, put in the lag bolts 10 inches apart.
Now you can attach the paracord on both sides, be it a wall or a center beam.
- Make sure you are putting the lag bolts on same height on both sides.
- Start your paracord from one corner lag bolt. Tie it here.
- Take it to the opposite lag bolt of the other side. DO NOT TIE HERE. Give it a couple of turns and go to the next lag bolt on the same side. Give it a couple of turns,
- Repeat step 7 till you reach the final lag bolt.
- Tie the paracord here.