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Build a Wood Towel Rack

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Free Furniture Plans to Build a Wood Towel Rack

When storage space is at a minimum and you don’t have a linen closet, where do you store clean towels? These free furniture plans to build a Wood Towel Rack would be the perfect solution! Featuring four open shelves, this wall mounted-rack should fit into any space and blend with any decor! It can be painted or stained however you desire, and look fabulous organizing the clean towels!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 4′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6′

Cut List:

  • 5 – 1×2 at 9″ – Shelf
  • 10 – 1×2 at 3-3/4″ – Shelf
  • 2 – 1×2 at 19-3/4″ – Legs

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Notes:

I recommend sealing the towel rack with spar urethane if it will be located in an area where a lot of moisture is present.

 

Step One:

Cut the pieces for the shelves. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in one end only of each shorter shelf piece. Secure to the longer shelf pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

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Step Two

Mark the position for the shelves on the back and front of the longer rack pieces.

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Step Three

Drill countersunk holes in the back of each back frame piece.

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Step Four

Attach the shelves using glue and 2-1/2″ screws from the back. I started with the bottom shelf on mine… Make sure to check for square before adding the remaining shelves!

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Finish as desired. Drill countersunk holes in the back frame pieces. Mount the rack to the wall with 2-1/2″ screws into at least one wall stud. If there are no studs in the area where the rack will be mounted, use auger anchors in the drywall then secure using screws.

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These free furniture plans to build a Wood Towel Rack are super easy and this would be a great plan for those new to woodworking. Need help? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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  • http://www.jessicafhinton.com/ Jessica F. Hinton

    I’m in love with this tutorial, Cher! I need more storage for my towels, so this is perfect!

  • vinma

    This is fabulous! One of the best from you as I see it lol I am craving to try this out myself Do you think it will look great in our master ensuite?

  • http://www.vidyasury.com/ Vidya Sury

    Looks so beautiful!

  • http://www.betterwoodworkingplans.com/ Ron White

    Very attractive as well as functional.

    • CherTexter

      Thanks, Ron! I really like it and am thrilled to have a nice place to store the towels!

  • http://www.reflectingalife.com/ Elle

    I want this Cher. But could you make it and then fit it for me please….please.

  • LindySez

    Great idea!

  • Ashlee

    This is great! And I totally think I could make this! A great place to get started!

    • CherTexter

      Of course you can, Ashlee! I am here to help!! (Thank you for stopping by!)