Well, this project tells my way to install a Towel bar in the bathroom, for an overall price under $15. I wanted to have a way to hang towels but without having to purchase these so expensive bathroom elements we can see in Home Depot, or such shops. A 50cm Towel Bar usually costs more than 30$, and you are not sure the style of the element will exactly match the style of the elements already installed...
Step 1: Collect the Parts
- existing useless bathroom elements that you can use for an another purpose
- aluminum axis
- sand paper
- (2) wing screws (vis papillon, en français), depicted in the image
Step 2: Prepare the Parts
- do a mopping of the aluminum axis using sand paper, because it might have die lines that may hurt your skin
- dismantle the spare useless existing bathroom elements, to be able to use them
Then, you have to drill two holes in the axis at the proper places, to allow a screw to pass through it.
!!! These holes must not go through the entire axis, so the finished product has a nice looking !!
The image shows what should be done and shouldn't...
Step 3: Holding the Bar
The image shows how the screw is installed. It seems easy, but the how to was pretty tricky. I needed a handle of a sweep to hold the wings inside the axis, while I was trying to catch the center of the wings with my screw... It took me half an hour to mount the two screws...
Step 4: Final Wall Mounting
When I was in the shop, I bought anti-rust paint to match the bronze color of my elements. But after i made a test on a sample of my aluminum axis and was very disapointed with the results, I abandonned that idea.
Very simple project, but I hope you liked it.