I pulled three rungs out of the legs and got to work.
First I gave everything a quick clean with a steel bristle brush, then a cursury sanding.
I have a mini vise table, which came in super handy.
The construction of a niddy noddy is very simple. two perpendicular ends and a central piece.
This was the original mock up, and it wasn't super easy to remove the hank of yarn. I decided that the ends were too long,