Towel Drying Rack

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Project by PhilBello posted 01-26-2016 11:13 PM 1199 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Although we have a covered drying area, it is downstairs, and me being me, isn’t going down there every time I have a shower, so I needed a towel rack out on the balcony.

I decided to make the rack out of 2×4, and a piece of 1 1/2×6 as the wall board. The joints are half lap, I cut these on the table saw, using a dado blade, this was a novelty for me, as we can’t get them in Europe, I bought this one from the US before Christmas, but I guess I was wary of using it, anyway, I am now definitely a Dado blade fan.

I mortised the frame into the wall board, the cut the holes, I used a forstner bit to take out most of the waste, finishing it with a chisel. The frame is glued into the mortise, and an added screw was inserted from behind. A couple of coats of stain, then a coat of marine varnish, and it was ready for mounting.

Believe it or not the hardest part was mounting it to the house wall, because here they use hollow bricks, and nothing would hold. I had to go out and buy some special hollow wall fasteners.

There is a little more detail on my LJ Blog

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#1 posted 01-27-2016 01:35 AM

Phil! Nice project! I could use one of these.

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 09:29 PM

Thanks Tom

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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