We love easy DIY improvement projects! Don’t you?? I was strolling through a store and found 3 of the prettiest hooks a while back. I knew at some point I’d have the perfect project for them, so thinking ahead I swooped them up for later. Then, recently I had the opportunity to try out a Black + Decker cordless drill/driver. I made a towel rack. Are you ready to see, “how to make a towel rack”? It’s easy I promise if I can make it so can you!
DIY Towel Rack
To be honest, I mostly have the hub handle the power tools and I do the designing. But, I’ve been wanting to learn. I asked him to show me how to use this handy cordless drill/driver power tool. If you are like me ladies, you might just get tired of waiting for someone else to get the job done. You know what I mean, right? Their honey-do list is long, and so are ours! This is one handy tool to own, let me just say! And light enough for us girls to use.
How to make a towel rack
- I claim to be no expert on power tools. I highly recommend having someone to help you when starting to learn. Always adhere to safety standards.
Supplies needed for this towel rack
- 3 hooks of some type.
- Screws to fit inside the back slot.
- We used Pan Phillips #8 3/4 inch metal screws for our hooks.
- A piece of wood cut to size. 36″ long x 12″ wide x 3/4″ thick (or another size)
- A small level or T-square
- Tape measure
- Paint or Stain
Instructions – Gather your supplies to get started
- We cut our pinewood about, 36″ long x 12″ wide x 3/4″ thick.
- Grab your Drill /Driver and other supplies such as small water container, towel.
- If there are any dings/nicks in the board you will need wood putty.
DIY Towel Rack Directions
- After cutting board to size
- Sand the sides and face of the board.
- Next, with a slightly damp towel remove sawdust
- Putty any dings or nicks in the wood and let dry (use a light color if using light color paint)
- Mark where you will attach your hooks.
- First by finding your center.
- Then I spaced each hook 10 inches apart from the center and leaving equal space from the ends of the board.
- Also, measure equal space from the top down with your T-square.
- This ensures the spacing is perfect.
- After the putty is dry and the board is marked place your screws into the wood.
- Next paint, stain or whitewash your board.
- After the paint is dry I attached my towel hangers
It’s easy to build your own towel rack! Let me know if you make your own. They are great for hanging towels in the bathroom or out by the pool or spa.
We are going to place this in our bathroom after we are finished remodeling it. But, for the summer I have hung it on the back fence! When it’s time to hang it in the bathroom we’ll find the studs and adhere it to the wall. Then touch up any screws with white. I promise to update the post when we do!