How to Make a Wooden Towel Rack

On March 15, 2018 by Preeti Shah

The homemade towel rack is a wonderful tool to serve your need as well as uphold your creative side. The DIY wood towel rack enables you to keep the towels handy and these classy fixtures, coming within reasonable rates, add more grace and elegance to the space. Hence, these fixtures are highly in demand and putting a fair extent of time and effort, you can design one unique piece for yourself that will speak about your creative pursuits before the world. Here is the guide to construct these fixtures by your own hands.

Arranging The Necessary Tools And Materials

Wooden Towel Rack
Before you start the construction of the wooden racks, you will have to arrange the necessary materials and tools. Unless you are having the right resources, it will turn impossible for you to complete the task. In that regard, you will need to have Broomsticks, Scrap Wood, Wood glue, Nails, Paint/Varnish, Screws as well as the plastic-made screw anchors. You would also need Apple cedar vinegar and black tea in some quantity. In addition, you will have to arrange the following tools:

  • Hacksaw
  • Hammer
  • Paint Brush
  • If you do not have a drill, then before buying you need to look or read cordless drill reviews.
  • Screw Driver
  • Files or Rasp
  • Grinder (optional)

Once you have gathered these resources, you are ready to proceed further towards the construction of the racks.

The Construction Steps For The Homemade Towel Rack

Homemade Towel Rack

  • You will require making a weathering solution and it is important that this solution is made at least 24 hours before using it. You will have to mix fine steel wool with some amount of ACV. After a while the steel will dissolve in Vinegar, leaving behind the Wool.
  • You will require cutting the Dowel Rods in lengths of 5-16 inches and 2 other rods in length of 6 feet.
  • At the next step, you will require sanding the wool that you can either do manually or using the electric-driven Hand sander.
  • Now you have to mark the holes and you can start marking the first hole at a height of 2.5 inches from the bottom and the other holes should appear with spacing of 13.5 inches from the center. It is necessary that the alignments are perfectly marked on both the sides.
  • Apply light sanding on the holes, to smooth its rough edges.
  • The edges of the rungs are to be sanded down to ensure that they are perfectly fitting in the holes.
  • On one side of the rungs, apply wood glue and you will have to position the rungs in it. Repeat the same step for the other side.
  • You will now have to attach the clamps and it is necessary that you leave it for at least 2 hours to ensure complete drying.
  • Strongly brew the tea and apply it on the ladder with the help of the painting brush. Tannins will come out of the tea and it will make the way for the oxidation from the steel wool/vinegar. Ideally, you should apply 2 coatings and allow ample of time in between applying the coats to dry completely.
  • Apply the weathering solution and you will see that the Wood has started to grow darker, the moment you apply the solution to the wood surface. This solution will weather the wood within an hour’s time. Thus, you can escape the commercial weathering solution that involves hazardous elements and often trigger devastating effects on your health.

One Response to “How to Make a Wooden Towel Rack”

  • Absolutely beautiful towel rack and great guide as well. Thanks for this, I might just try to do it myself!

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