ISSUE 28  |  Summer in Paris

Domestic Science: Vermont Clothesline Company

July 13, 2011 6:35 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Michelle and Joel Baker of Waterbury, Vermont, started the Vermont Clothesline Company when they couldn't find an appealing model for their own use. The couple offers three reasonably priced options; each kit comes with white cedar posts from a nearby sawmill, cotton clotheslines, hardware, diagrams, and instructions ("the main work is digging the postholes," Michelle says). Go to Vermont Clothesline Company for more information.

Above: Create an instant clothesline with the cedar Vermont Farmouse Post; attach the opposite end of the line to a tree or the side of a building to create a plein air drying station; $95.

Above L: The Summer Breeze includes two cedar posts that can accommodate nine drying lines; $169. Above R: The rotary Garden Party Clothesline is a more compact option for smaller yards; $169