Bathroom Shelf with Towel Bar

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Project by Brett posted 07-30-2012 05:42 AM 4060 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woodworking is not only fun, but practical.

Our towel bar, that was mounted to the wall with those plastic drywall screw type thingies, finally worked itself free on one side, looking like an old jalopy car with broken suspension springs. The one side was hanging on for dear life while the sinister single towel that hung upon it, was trying to bring it down to its demise.

Well, before the bar came down to its certain death, I decided that something needed to be done before this happened. So I finally got around to making a towel bar with a shelf. Or is it the other way around? A shelf with a towel bar?

Either way, this is it!

It’s made from some 1” cedar decking that I had left over that I used for a small section of fence to divide an area in the yard. I no longer needed the fence where it was and took the section down and stored it outdoors under cover.

When I came up with a design, which took about 3 minutes on the internet, I went into action Faaaaaast!

This was about a 3 hour project fron start to finish this Sunday afternoon. It is contructed with glue and nails. No fancy schmany joinery here! In fact, no finish either! Just the raw wood.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 07-30-2012 06:51 PM

That’s a quite nifty rack you made there. The rustic look of raw wood is really an in thing right now. I need to borrow your idea myself because we have the same type bars in our bathrooms. Junk is what they are to make a long story short.

Treated wood or outdoor material is an ok choice for indoor projects as long as your not using them as a plate for food

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#2 posted 07-30-2012 09:04 PM

Thank you Jason!

Get out there and make some for your house!

I would NOT use treated wood on projects in the house. The wood I used is untreated cedar decking. It has been in the weather for a bit, hence the silvr gray color.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 02:28 AM

Well that looks good and solid with a nice rustic look and a lot of storage .
Great job of recycling too.

-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 07-31-2012 02:29 AM

Beautiful bathroom shelf and towel rack.

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#5 posted 07-31-2012 11:25 PM

Ok, if you say yes, I’ll believe you, BUT,,,,, did you go into action all on your own accord, or buick or whatever,, OR, did you happen to get a tiny nudge from you know who? After all, a happy wife is a happy life,,, not that you wouldn’t grab your mask and cape and dash into the field of battle all on your own, it just seems like that act of service for the lady of the house. Believe me, I know. My wife is an act of service kind of gal, according to that love language book.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#6 posted 08-01-2012 01:17 AM

Thanks all for the compliments!

It’s a very useful project, that’t for sure!

Chuck, I DID go into action all on my own! I didn’t even get a nudge. However you do speak the truth in your observations about our lovely assistants! ha ha.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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