I have always wondered about the designers of those drying racks with widely
spaced supporting rods!! We have used old railroad board as a shelf liner to
keep the papers from falling through... The RR board has lasted for years
Mary in No. MN
We bought drying racks for every classroom when we moved to this campus, no
one uses them because they don't hold small paper - they fall through just
like others have been saying. I have inherited a lot of them now and I use
plastic trays that a parent gave to me and slide them in and out of drying
racks. She worked at a hospital and they use them for placing medical
tools. Since they go through so many of them, she was able to give me a
huge stack of them.
I actually prefer it because I set them at the tables at the end of lessons
and students put their work on it, which I can stack quickly and put on the
drying rack instead of students walking across the room with wet art.
My principal ordered the drying rack without my input. It was sturdy, on
wheels and had other good features. However, the open spaces between the
wire grids were large, so that papers smaller than 18x24 fell through!
My solution was a trip to the hardware store where I found cloth/plastic
mesh that I could cut to to the size of the shelves. Then I attached the
corners of the mesh to the shelves with twisties from trash bags.
Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
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> I need to buy a drying rack for our school and want to make sure I get the
> right one. We have a tiny one but I struggle with fitting the papers into
> the spaces without them ripping and then the edges flop down, small paper
> falls on the floor etc...
> I'd love to hear of some good ones if you love yours. We have about 400
> students but they don't have art every week ( twice a month). I've seen
> the ones that lift up and have rubber bumpers. Those seem good too.
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