$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

I will give a $10 Amazon gift card to the first person with an email in my inbox (coyote--at---coyoteblog dot com) with a North American retail source (no large lots) for something similar to this:

Does not need to be a scissor lift, could be cables but must be motorized.   We have a very modern house which sometimes results in odd rooms.  Our laundry room is tiny in footprint but has a 12 foot ceiling (!).  So I was just in the process of designing a motor lifted frame with poles to hang clothes for drying** that could lift up and down from the ceiling when I saw this.  They seem to have many in Asia but I can't find one here.    This one has some sort of air drying system which we don't need so that is not a necessary part of the package.   This is a (homemade I think) hand winched version which would also be OK if it were motorized.

PS, this is not quite it

Update:  Thanks.  I have a couple of winners I will announce.

**Phoenix has approx. 5% humidity so we don't need to bother hanging them outside, they will dry anywhere in hours.


  1. Matthew Slyfield:

    I did an image search on Google. All the straight vertical lifting clothes racks appear to be Chinese.

    I found several sources for fold out racks (both manual and motorized) similar to the video of the Storage Motion http://storagemotion.com/wardrobelift/ rack in the video you linked to. Not sure why the storage motion product wouldn't suit your needs.

  2. FelineCannonball:

    Old Victorians also often have high 12 foot ceilings. Such things are popular in San Francisco. Actually they're probably putting in ceiling hoist beds over dining room tables, bath tubs, and the like right now.

    I'd go with something classic like a UK pulleymaid, go through block and tackle and tie if off on a cleat. If you prefer motors, just use a small ceiling hoist hidden in the attic, or some sort of small winch where the cleat would be, but most hoists/winches are meant for lifting things 200 pounds plus, and as such require serious anchoring. Make sure the limits are set so you don't pull the wet clothing through the ceiling.

  3. ColoComment:

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  4. Mercury:

    I agree - the sailor in me is inclined to just rig something up with blocks and line. I do think it can be designed more simply but just as effective. Think scallop fishing with a dragnet but in reverse.
    Instead of having a big contraption you could just have a lightweight nylon fishnet of faily large gauge hanging from a rod. Then you just raise the rod/net up and down with a variety of clothes clipped on here and there. Small items could probably just be draped over horizontal sections of netting. The net is also good because it doesn't involve having anything too heavy or sharp above you that might come crashing down as the result of user error. You could also employ a small counterweight on the line so that the net & hanging rod (hangin' yard! -arrrhh!) are neutral in weight when empty.

  5. Matthew Slyfield:

    Well, he is looking for something motorized, Though it strikes me that for a tinkerer, it shouldn't take too much to take the product you linked to, ditch the cleat and hook the thing up to a small winch.

  6. Douglas McKinnie:

    There are similar mechanisms for overhead garage storage, so if you don't mind a bit of warehouse bight colors, these might be just up your alley:
    Single rail:

    Mesh Platform:

  7. Douglas McKinnie:

    I see the platform one is not directly motorized. Bummer. There is a similar motorized one on ebay, but from importer so who knows what quality:

  8. Douglas McKinnie:

    Those traditional victorian ones suspended from two points are a pain -- you have to carefully balance the weight of the laundry between the two sides, or else it tilts.

  9. Steven Aldridge:

    Did you try google image search? Drag image into the search bar...

  10. Ann_In_Illinois:

    Really? Wow, I'll have to try that.

  11. Bruce Zeuli:

    Using Chrome, right click the image and choose "Search Google For Image". The search returned this items and similar from several sales sites. Didn't think of it earlier.