We had this old, boring builder grade towel rack in our master bathroom that we have wanted to swap out for a while. My wife found unique hardware at Anthropologie that she really liked, and she thought the knobs may work well for a towel rack. So I built it.
Here’s how the build turned out. It’s really not that difficult – the only tricky part is routing the decorative edge which adds character.
We hope you enjoy the plan. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Step 1: Cut board to size
Step 2: Rout the edges (optional)
Step 3: Measure and drill holes for the knobs
The next step involves finding where to insert each knob. First, measure the board into 3 sections equal in length. Then, for each section, find the middle and mark the spot using a pencil.
Step 4: Paint
I used Valspar pure white paint with a high gloss. It took 3 coats to get the solid look I wanted.
Step 5: Mount to the wall
Because the knobs stick out the backside of the board, I used a drill bit to pilot holes in the wall where the knobs pass through when mounted. This ensures the board is flush against the wall.
After nailing to the wall, I did have to touch up marks left by the nails. To do this, I covered the nails using wood filler, lighted sanded, and then applied another two coats of paint. This did the trick.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this simple plan. Be sure to leave me a comment or share your version with me.
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