Updated My Bathroom

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Project by gfadvm posted 07-10-2012 12:53 AM 2248 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoyed building the quilt rack so much I decided to build another for a towel rack. My bathroom is all redwood so I used all redwood for the rack. I hid the dowels on this one just to try something different. When I finished it, I decided to make new door handles/drawer pulls. And then a couple of washcloth racks. All of this redwood was resawn from an old column taken down when a 100 year old house was demolished. (a buddy salvaged the column and gave it to me). Finish is 3 coats of BLO (more to follow later as this wood soaked it up like a sponge). The BLO was applied in 1 day and was dry within 4 hours! It looks SO much better than the stainless steel crap I had before! Many thanks to Patron for his advice when my bandsaw threw its tires. His “Goop” salvaged my weekend.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 01:00 AM

A gr8 idea for extra towels in the bathroom. When guests are visiting, this would be ideal. That is a humungus bathroom. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 01:05 AM

a vast improvement for sure

now you have some chrome upgrades
for the shop rags

glad to help andy
happy it worked for you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 01:16 AM

Andy, you are on a roll here. The improvements look great.

Looks like no room in the house will be safe at this rate. I see a rack for hanging coats in the shop, pots and pans in the kitchen, guest coats by the front door, bird feeders on the porch, and flower pots in the yard…the possibilities are endless.

Seriously, this looks like you are having fun and working hard as always. Thanks for taking time to take us along on your journey.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 01:17 AM

This I really need. Looks beautiful. Now if I can just get kids to pick up their towels.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 07-10-2012 02:31 AM

that is a real cool job there, i think im going to come up with something like this for mine, as when we do have family or friends stay over, its hard getting the towels a place to hang and dry…thanks david, thanks andy…you done good…....only problem here is either this picture was staged, or your wife has left youm i have never seen the counter in my bathroom look so uncluttered…lol…....grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 07-10-2012 03:04 AM

Looks really nice, Andy! Super job that looks professionally done!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 07-10-2012 03:05 AM

Looking mighty nice Andy. Any project is fun when you are using nice woods and it is obvious you are having that fun.

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#8 posted 07-10-2012 04:00 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. This project was a lot of fun. Grizz- This is MY bathroom so you won’t see a lot of ‘products’ as my daughters call all that crap on their shelves,counters,etc. Greg- I think the best part of this fun is considering the former life of this wood as a column in front of a house for almost 100 years. I love wood with a story/history behind it. The tiny,tight growth rings in this redwood are amazing. Don’t know if that means the tree grew really slowly or was very old (or both?).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 07-10-2012 05:05 AM

Working for recycled wood is really a lot of fun. Not that easy but very challenging too. You had proven it in your upgraded bathroom. I like the shelvings, doors and fixtures that were made from wood. Nicely done and good use of wood. Woods such that will last longer because the trees on those days are nourished without pollutants unlike the ones from today’s lumber.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 07-10-2012 11:31 AM

Very nice Andy

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#11 posted 07-10-2012 04:16 PM

nice job andy, your bathroom makes mine look like a out house. i got old wanescoat that is from the 40s and it needs to be remodeled, i just need time to do it. i got a hundred projects on my house but dont know where to start.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#12 posted 07-10-2012 09:48 PM

Boy, you’re building up the brownie points with her indoors, realy nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 07-13-2012 05:52 AM

dude your making me look bad

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