DIY

How we made a towel bar for less than TT$4

Sturdy towel bars are expensive. Here is how I saved money making my own towel bars for less than US$0.50:

1.Gather tools

We gathered our saw, sander, drill, screws, a piece of a wooden plank, a piece of ply wood, a ruler and tool that makes a circle. The wood needed for the project are small pieces so we did not need to buy any. The screws cost TT$0.25 a piece. We used scraps that were left behind from other projects. I bought a mop handle for TT$5 at the local hardware which gave me two towel bars.

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2. Design bar sides

Using a pencil, draw the shape of the sides of the bar. Draw a circle so you will know where the bar will go.

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3. Mark center

In the center of the circle you have drawn, drill a hole to mark as the center of the circle that is going to be carved out.

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4. Carve circle

We have a tool to carve circles into the wood when we attach it to the drill.

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5. Fit in bar

Fit in one end of the mop handle in the circle space.

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6. Secure mop handle in circle groove

Drill the screw through the hole into the mop handle.

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7. Screw on wall/door

We chose to screw our towels bars on our bathroom door.

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8. Varnish

I realized that I preferred it unvarnished after I stained it.

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9. Hang towels

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