DIY Wood Towel Holder Ring With a Shelf

9 Materials
3 Hours

Finding a good location to hang your towels in the bathroom could be a challenge, especially if you’re limited on wall space. But it makes it even more challenging if you have kids. If the towel bar is attached to drywall, eventually the bar might be ripped off the wall and you’ll end up with a big hole. Having this issue I decided to make my own DIY Wood Towel Holder Ring with a Shelf. This towel holder attaches directly to the stud and will take some effort to be ripped off and doesn’t take much wall space.

I made this project using scrap pieces that I had laying around in my scrap pile. If you have some scrap wood and interested in building something out of wood, this could be a great project to try. I created a step-by-step plan with 3D illustrations.

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Step 1 – Draw Circles for the Shelf and the Towel Ring

Step 2 – Cut the Shelf Board and Shelf Railing Piece

Step 3 – Sand the Railing Board on the Inside

Step 4 – Connect Railing Piece to the Shelf Board

Step 5 – Cut the Towel Holder Ring

Step 6 – Round Over the Edges of the Towel Ring

Step 7 – Cut Shelf Support Board

Step 8 – Make an Incision for the Leather Strap 

Step 9 – Trim 1/4″ Grove for the Leather Strap Ends

Step 10 – Drill Pilot Holes and Pocket Holes on the Support Board

Step 11 – Attach the Support Board to the Shelf 

Step 12 – Stain the Shelf and the Towel Ring 

Step 13 – Connect the Towel Ring with a Leather Strap

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  • Nicole P
    Nicole P
    on Mar 22, 2021

    Nice! Thanks for sharing.

  • ShelbyNeen
    on Mar 22, 2021

    Oh this is so cool. There is something to be said for craftmanship with wood & leather. Most of the store-bought accessories for the bath are missing earthly looking materials. Love it!

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