Shaker Style Towel Rack with Cleats

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Project by Rob_s posted 11-15-2018 12:48 PM 1118 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My wife finished up wallpapering the cabana bath with some charts she had from her days working on yachts, and we collaborated on this towel rack (she showed me a picture, I made it, she painted it, I hung it).

I wanted to make it from poplar but my closets Home Depot didn’t have any (weird) so I with with the nicest pine I could find and 1/4” plywood for the panels. The rails and styles are matched in size to the vanity doors in the bathroom. The overall length of the rack is 6’.

I made the method of hanging a little more complicated than needed, but basically it’s a 1/4” plywood cleat attached to the wall and a 1/4” slot down the back of the piece to allow the rack to sit flush to the wall. Then I attached the rack to the cleat by using screws through the metal cleats, through the pine, and into the wall cleat. yes, it’s confusing with two types of cleats.


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#1 posted 11-15-2018 02:20 PM

Clever. I like it.

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