Chalk this up to Amish ingenuity. I saw this in an Amish home in Alymer, Ontario and it is a rather simple but clever contraption. January and February brings with it wet boots, cold and soaked socks, gloves and the like. As you can see the Amish residents built a a flat wooden "box" out of plywood and inserted some sturdy mesh screening, hung the thing up with coat-hangers above the stove and, voila, a perfect place to dry all the cold, wet remains of winter. A clothes-pin contraption dangles from it so they can dry small cloths and other hanging sundries. Pretty neat!