A Drying Rack!
Stunned to find this beaut over at our neighborhood antique store, and moreso to find I could afford it! Granted it’s gloriously “vintage” and will require some repairs to be fully-functional, but I can get current work-in-progress up off the floor and clear some lateral surfaces for other things to set down most immediately.
Had to disassemble it to fit it up the stairs, which was a real chore once my wife and I dragged it home across snowy sidewalks, but right now putting it back together is a pleasure — and I think listening to Kazoomzoom’s collection of Ragtime-era faves is a big help, so… Here’s free download of that, for anyone interested: http://www.archive.org/details/kzz003.
PS: My wife is awesome for (among many other things) helping me drag this sucker home across the snow and getting it inside & upstairs.