Command Strip Towel Rail / Rack / Rod
by Reight, published
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Towel rail made from two 3d printed brackets, a 25mm broom/mop handle and four large 3M Command strips.
CTC Replicator 1 Dual
0.2 Layer Height 0.4mm Layer Width
Printed in ABS. Don't see why you can't print this in PLA
How I Designed This
I live in a rental, a quirky one at that. Who doesn't install a towel rail in a bathroom? Really?
Can I install one the makes no damage to the house and can be taken with me to the next quirky house? YES! ^_^
Command Strip hooks have been around for a while now, and I'm rather dissapointed that 3M could be making so many awesome things that attach to the walls but aren't.
Anywho, I would rather a rail to dry my towel on than a hook, so I designed a towel rail setup that anyone with access to a 3d printer and a hardware store could knock together.
My towels are massive bamboo towels that are super fluffy but are also rather heavy, so I've made two rail sets one for each towel.
Due to the weight and size of my behemoth towels I opted for the largest Broom/Mop handle I could find that had a nice smooth surface that wouldn't be prone to splintering. Which happened to be a 25mm bamboo composite one for about $15 ^_^
- 3D printer
- Saw or other cutting tool to cut your rail to length
- Measuring Tape
- 4 x Large 3M Command Strips (the sticky bit measure 19mm x 75mm)
- 25mm Broom/Mop handle (I prefer wood as it springs back, metal tends to just bend)
Measure your towel width and cut rod to size
!Remember to allow an extra 44mm for the part of the rod that will be sitting inside of the brackets!
Measure and mark with a pencil where the brackets will go (doing a dry run without the strips helps, so does having a spirit level but it's not crucial)
Affix 2 Command strips to back of each bracket
- Stick your new Towel rail to the wall
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