Intro: Magnetic Kitchen Towel Hanger
Where do you put your kitchen towels?
Since I redecorated my kitchen and bought a new refrigerator I had lost the space where I used to hang my towels. Instead there now was the magnetic side wall of my fridge...
Step 1: Most Simple Construction Ever
The hanger GRUNDTAL from IKEA consists of three parts: a hollow stainless steel tube, a plastic inset with a thread for the stainless steel top part. Normally this hanger is attached to a wall with a screw through a hole in the bottom of the plastic inset, then the stainless tube is put over the plastic part and finally the top is screwed on - keeping the whole construction together.
In order to make a magnetic hanger which you can attach to the wall of your fridge or any other magnetic surface you just have to screw the plastic part of the hanger onto a neodymium magnet with appropriate diameter. Here in Sweden the store ClasOhlson sells a round neodymium magnet with exactly the right dimensions.
There are only three things to do now:
- mount the magnet to the bottom of the plastic inset
- slide the stainless steel tube over the plastic part
- screw on the stainless top part
Step 2: Use It!
Now you can use it on any magnetic surface, like the door or sides of your fridge among all the other fridge magnets and postcards.