This classic pulley design is functional, rustic, and lifts your drying laundry out of sight until ready to be put away. Great for small laundry rooms. I would coat the wood so it can't mildew, which is what wood tends to do from damp laundry.
The dreamy walk in pantry in deVOL's St. John's Square showroom, complete with tongue and groove panelling and a brass hanging rail for aprons, breadboards, etc. love the hidden door for possible basement access.