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Swiveling Towel Rack

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Project by summerfi posted 02-03-2014 08:06 PM 2112 views 22 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a towel rack I made for an area of limited space in our bathroom. The three arms swivel independently for access to the towels. They had to be offset from each other by the thickness of a folded towel in order to park flat against the wall. It’s made of white oak that was salvaged from a pallet. The arms swivel on a dowel and are separated by walnut spacers that serve as bearings.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- "Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife." - My Dad





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dakremer

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 08:14 PM

very nice! great design and execution!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 08:16 PM

Very classy, I really like the carved relief work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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terryR

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 09:51 PM

Nicely done, Bob! Great attention to details…just wish you had built 2 by mistake. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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woodchuckerNJ

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 09:57 PM

Nice, I like the carving details added to give it some character.

-- Jeff NJ

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Slyy

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#5 posted 02-03-2014 11:20 PM

Great work Bob! The carved design is very nice, hopeful my own carving skills might get better some day! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#6 posted 02-04-2014 01:04 PM

I really like this! Outstanding work and very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Gittyup

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#7 posted 02-04-2014 08:42 PM

I too like the carvings and the idea. I want to make something like this for my wife’s quilts. A lot more weight with quilts. So, it’ll have to be strong.

-- tel

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 02-07-2014 02:52 PM

Awesome towel holder! Love the cool design, beautiful carved accents and swivel mechanism. Excellent job!

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