Bathroom Towel Holder

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Project by Greg Mitchell posted 06-10-2007 09:58 PM 1861 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second towel holder I made for our bathroom. The first was made out of cherry. It is framed in black walnut with a curly maple panel. I finished it with a oil blend, and came back over that with a few coats of thinned urethane. I hope the finish holds up with the high humidity levels you get in a bathroom.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#1 posted 06-10-2007 10:00 PM

It came out great. I’m probably going to need to build something similar. I would be interested to see how the finish holds up or if people have recommendations for finishes to use in the bathroom.

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 11:09 PM

Might be a little over-kill, but… how about a spar varnish? If it will last a year or two on a boat or out in the weather, then I’m sure it would last a bit longer in the less-hostile environs of a bathroom.

-- Ethan,

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#3 posted 06-11-2007 01:13 AM

Nice design.

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#4 posted 06-11-2007 01:14 AM

I made this hand towel holder from oak and used several coats of poly thinking it would hold up better to the humidity of the bathroom. I had to sand and recoat it after about a year to my surprise.

Here is another one:

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#5 posted 06-11-2007 05:45 AM

Top o the line towel holder… Real nice!

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#6 posted 06-11-2007 01:05 PM

I was thinking about replacing our current one … I think you have inspired me. It’s going on my list!

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#7 posted 06-11-2007 06:01 PM

I agree with Ethan you may need a little spar varnish on it. But it will last a while like it is. Great looking towel racks. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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