DIY Nautical Towel Rack

Make a splash with this DIY nautical towel rack!

Begin by folding a bath towel in half and measuring the size. Then cut your 1x6 pine boards 1 1/2 larger than the towel size. Do this for as many shelves you'd like. We beveled the edges of these boards at a 45-degree angle to give them some depth.

Lay out your shelves and towels to determine the spacing and size of your back frame, which is a 2x6 board. Using a router or circular saw, set your blade depth to 1/2 inch and cut groves where your shelves will sit. This will give them more support.

Sand and stain all your pieces before glueing and screwing them together using 1 3/4 inch screws. Don't forget to pre-drill your holes to prevent the shelves from splitting.

Finally, use a glue gun to adhere your dock cleats to the shelves. This will be cleaner than using nuts and bolts.

Don't forget to find a wall stud when hanging your nautical towel rack, or use the appropriate weight anchors.


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