Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing how to make a rustic looking towel rack using the pallet wood I showed you how to disassemble last week! I’m really excited about this one- I love the way it turned out. Before I made this, we were hanging our towels over the shower curtain rod (seriously). So not fun. This is my last DIY Video with Shaw TV for a few weeks while we prepare some more for you. That’s right. We’re doing more! So thank you for all the positive feedback and convincing them to have me back. You guys rock :)
- Pallet Wood
- 60 Grit Sandpaper
- Saw (circular saw, chop saw, hand saw all work)
- Stain, a rag to apply, and gloves
- Clear Coat
- Power Drill and 1 Inch Screws (or longer, depending how thick your wood is)
Decide how big you want your towel rack to be (I used washi tape to mark it out on our wall) and cut your pieces to length. You can use a circular saw, chop saw, or hand saw for this. You’ll also want to cut two pieces of backing that will be two inches shorter than your towel rack is wide. Then, give your pieces a light sanding to get rid of all the really rough spots, but not so much that you lose the rustic quality of the wood.
Now give it a coat of stain and then a coat of clear coat. I didn’t take pictures of these steps, but I’m sure you are super smart and can figure it out ;) Once it’s all dry, try laying out the pieces of your towel rack to get the look you like. Then you can flip it over and start screwing it together.
Screw through the backing, the screws will just get into the pallet pieces enough to hold them in place, but not all the way through so you don’t see the screws. Oh, and you won’t see this last shot in the video… I’m super prepared and didn’t realize my backing pieces were the tiniest bit thicker than the rest of the pallet wood. So mid filming we had to stop and sort through my bucket of miscellaneous screws to find some that were a quarter inch longer. Embarrassing, right? Anyways… next step.
You’re pretty much assembled… now just for the hooks! I used antique hooks (I love ’em!) and since they’re cast with the screws in them, I drilled pilot holes before hand screwing my hooks in. If I had standard hooks, I would have just screwed them in with a drill.
So that’s it, guys! I hope you like it as much as I do. If you want you could paint something on the top half- or add a picture frame or something clever like that. I planned on painting ‘squeaky clean’ on mine, but I decided I loved it without. What do you guys think!? Would you paint a saying on it, or leave it as is?