Can I upcycle a galvanized tub for use as towel storage?


Can I nail it to a wall?

  10 answers
  • on Jan 04, 2020

    It sure can! You'll want to pre-drill the holes, but go for it!

  • Gk Gk on Jan 04, 2020

    Great idea Phyllis! You would want to make sure you were nailing/screwing it into studs so that it wouldn't come down accidently. I would use screws and washers rather than nails! And as suggested: Predrill the holes in the galvanized tub first!

  • Janice Janice on Jan 04, 2020

    Hi Phyllis, Yes, a can or "tub" could be attached to the wall and would be a unique idea. Depending on the weight, it might be better to use screws or anchors instead of nails.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 04, 2020

    Hi Phyllis,

    What an interesting project!

    You sure can do this, and as the others have said, predrill the screws, use washers and mount the tub into the studs.

  • Em Em on Jan 04, 2020

    Sure you can nail it. You can also add a shelf in the middle if you want by measuring the length and cutting a board to fit and screwing it in place from the outside. Find a stud to nail it to with a stud finder or use wall anchors you get for a DIY store.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 04, 2020

    I would use screws. This would be so cute.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 04, 2020


    It can be screwed to the wall, but I would imagine it might be better to hang it via a hook onto the wall. You may have to drill a hole or two in the Tub to take the hook or Hooks Good luck..

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 04, 2020

    Hi Phyllis, you sure can, it's all the rage right now,

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jan 06, 2020

    There is no reason you cannot nail this to a wall. You may want to make sure you are attaching it to a stud within the wall.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on May 31, 2021

    just roll them inside with a small divider that is not requiring to drill holes