How To Make A Towel Holder Using Wood

by | Apr 8, 2022 | DIY, Wood Work

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Wooden Towel Holders are a sign of classic bathrooms. It is very cost-efficient, and it helps to look your bathroom more elegant. So, in today’s article, we will learn how to make a towel holder using wood. Let us begin.


In the following section, we will walk toward the list of supplies required to make an elegant towel holder using wood. They are as follows:



Steps To Make A Towel Holder Using Wood

Step 1: The first step is to measure the wooden board and measure it by using the Miter saw as per the requirement.

measuring wood for DIY towel bar

Measuring the Wooden Pieces

Step 2: The next step is to cut those measured wooden pieces.

wood boards for DIY towel bar

Cutting the Wooden Pieces

Step 3: The third step is to attach the side pieces with brad nails using a nail gun and then attach the front side with glue.

gluing wood pieces together

Sticking the Side Pieces

using nail gun on the DIY towel bar

Attaching the Side Pieces with Nail Gun

DIY towel bar

Holder Attached with Sides

Step 4: Once the glue dries, take an orbital sander and sand the towel bar.

using orbital sander for DIY towel bar

Sanding the Towel Bar

Step 5: The next step is to brush the wooden piece with a coat of wood stain.

staining DIY towel bar

Applying a Coat of Wooden Stain

Step 6: Once the stain gets dried, apply a coat of matte polyurethane.

applying polyurethane on DIY towel bar

Applying a Coat of Matte Polyurethane

Step 6: The next step is to remove the existing towel bar by removing the screws on both ends.

towel bar

Removing the Existing Towel Holder

Step 7: Once it is removed, patch the wall with the help of drywall mesh tape.

taping mesh screen over hole on drywall

Applying Mesh Tape

Step 8: The next step is to apply drywall mud over the mesh tape.

fixing hole in the drywall

Applying Drywall Mud

Step 9: Once the mud is dried, the next step is to paint the area using spray paint.

spraying drywall texture

Spray Paint the wall

Step 10: Once the wall is dried, take a stud finder to find studs on the wall and once you get them, mark them by using a pencil.

using stud finder for DIY Wooden Towel Bar

Marking the Studs

Step 11: Now, pre-drill the holes in the background of the towel holder for the screws.

pre-drilling holes for DIY Wooden Towel Bar

Attaching the Screws

Step 12: Attach the wooden towel holder to the wall.

screwing in DIY Wooden Towel Bar

Attaching the Towel Holder to the wall

Step 13: The last step is to hang in the towel.

DIY Wooden Towel Bar

Wooden Towel Holder


  • We recommend you use an 80 grit sand disc on the orbital sander to sand the towel bar.

Things To Remember

  • Make sure you use screws of the same size.


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