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Bathroom Towel Rack / Pallet Wood and Vintage Door Handles

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Project by handystanley posted 03-24-2014 07:08 PM 1672 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Bathroom Towel Rack / Pallet Wood and Vintage Door Handles
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Here is a picture of a towel rack I completed yesterday. It is made from salvaged pallets and vintage glass door knobs. I finished it using Old Masters Early American gel stain and four coats of DEF clear satin lacquer. It is mounted to the wall using a french cleat.

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 07:47 PM

Outstanding rack! I love the door knob holders!!.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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CGMillay

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 11:29 PM

What a great Up-Cycle project! Well done.

-- -Chris, Pennsylvania, www.facebook.com/millaywoodworks

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professorwood

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 11:34 PM

Nice work! I have a friend that make coat racks using old door panels and vintage knobs & plates. I will have to show him your project.

-- tsurra

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 02:28 AM

Stan,

This is a spectacular project—such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Bark to Blade

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#5 posted 03-25-2014 02:48 AM

awesome, have similar idea for coat rack. Already have handles, stopped at woodcraft today and picked up some epoxy. is this how you attached your handles? Was planning on drilling holes filling with epoxy and then putting handle in…

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handystanley

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#6 posted 03-25-2014 02:57 AM

Thank you for the kind compliments.

@lightweightladylefty, I used 3/8” x 2” machine bolts with washers. Drilled my five holes inserted the bolt with washer through and screwed on the door knob. Hint, I ran the threads of the bolt through the knob as a drill tap prior to installation. Let me know how it works for you.

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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WebErika

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#7 posted 03-25-2014 03:21 AM

Great looking piece!

-- Have a happy day!

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deon

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#8 posted 03-25-2014 06:59 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 03-31-2014 01:33 PM

Fantastic towel rack! Love the look of pallets and great finish. The vintage knobs are really pretty. Great work!

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handystanley

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#10 posted 04-02-2014 03:46 PM

No epoxy was used to mount the handles.

Thank you everyone for your kind compliments!

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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