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Installing A DIY Arts and Crafts Style Towel Bar

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Blog entry by James E McIntyre posted 05-06-2021 08:54 PM 525 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I place the towel bar over a piece of cardboard and trace around it.
Then cut it out with a utility knife leaving the factory straight edge at the bottom.
With an awl I push holes through the drilled holes in the towel bar through the cardboard template while the towel bar is over it. Not shone here.

It’s then taped to the wall at the desired location and leveled.

With a pencil I mark the location where the holes in the wall are to be drilled.

After removing the template I use an awl to make holes so the drill bit doesn’t wander.

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Screwing the Bar to the wall.

I also use this type of wall anchors but this time there were studs where the towel bar was installed.

Each plug is unique and has to be placed in its proper hole. The holes and plugs are numbered along with their orientation.

I tap the plug in with a mallet and a cloth covered piece of wood or dowel. I had to have Splinter tap them in since I was taking the photo with my iPhone. Watch out for that mirror Splinty. These plugs are made to a tight friction fit.

Thanks for visiting.

-- James E McIntyre



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#1 posted 05-06-2021 10:04 PM

Happy to help James 8^)

You sure look serious when taking these photos!

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#2 posted 05-06-2021 10:31 PM

Looking good!

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#3 posted 05-06-2021 10:45 PM

Beautiful work!

-- David Abbot

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#4 posted 05-06-2021 10:45 PM


Happy to help James 8^)

You sure look serious when taking these photos!

- splintergroup

I do appreciate your help.

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe I’ll smile next time. 8^)

That photo was taken in a mirror and mirrors reverse things. Well that’s what I’m going with for now.

-- James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 05-06-2021 10:46 PM



Looking good!

- murrayintokyo

Thanks Murray. It’s good to hear from you.

-- James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 05-06-2021 11:04 PM



Beautiful work!

- AADavidBB

Thanks David A.

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 05-07-2021 07:15 PM

Clever and elegant to hide the screws like that.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#8 posted 05-07-2021 07:58 PM



Clever and elegant to hide the screws like that.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

- mafe

Thanks Mad!

-- James E McIntyre

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