We had the idea when we first moved in to somehow fit a drying rack over our gas furnace.
It only took 3 years.
This has been claimed as the glove/toque drying spot! Very handy. One day we’ll replace the furnace with a smaller, more efficient one, move the exhaust, and put in a bigger drying rack… (We’ll put that on the 10 year list!)
For those wondering, we DO have a gas furnace! It does not have any ducting so the heat simply radiates from that one location. It is very handy to have so that we can leave the house on very cold days for more than a couple of hours. We use this furnace to keep the house above freezing. We use the wood stove to heat the house to a more suitable temperature!