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Old 04-12-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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Sometimes a ring just isn't enough

The rear in our 390RB was a hurting unit for places to hang towels with only a ring. Added (2) 24" towel bars. One was a piece of cake on the outer wall which seems to be pretty solid. The other I wanted to hang on the wall between the bedroom and the bathroom but only has 1/8" paneling, screws that hold the hardware to the wall would strip out faster than it took you to get it hung.

So I marked it out on the wall and used a 2" hole saw to drill holes large enough to get some backing slid and glued into the wall to screw hardware into. The trim piece for the bar was about 2 1/4" so it would cover up the 2" holes. Came out nice and strong. Took a couple of hours not counting letting the backing glue dry over night.

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Old 04-12-2016, 08:14 PM   #2
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:05 AM   #3
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Pretty Nifty. So how did you brace the wood while the glue was drying?
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Pretty Nifty. So how did you brace the wood while the glue was drying?
He stood there and held the string!
J/k

Looks good. Pretty ingenuitive.

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Very clever!
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Good idea.

Not sure I would have tried that without seeing someone else do it first, though! Takes some guts to drill a 2 inch hole in your wall.
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An alternative approach...

Looks really nice!!... Instead cutting the large holes in the wall, I have found anchors at Lowes that are designed for mounting things to hollow core doors. These worked well when I needed to reattach some lights that pulled out of the underside of cabinets. I think they would work for mounting objects such as towel racks to the walls.
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Pretty Nifty. So how did you brace the wood while the glue was drying?
Not sure what the OP did, but in this scenario, I would've used another block on the outside screwed to the inner block to pull it tight to the wall.

Great idea though...!! props to the OP.
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Great ingenuity.
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Pretty Nifty. So how did you brace the wood while the glue was drying?
First, you need strong string. Tie a loop on the string sticking through the wall so that it is very close to the wall. Make the loop large enough for an approx foot long sturdy stick. Slide the glued block through the wall, then pull it into position with the string. Insert the foot long stick into the loop and wedge it against the outer wall with spacers to hold it out until the glue sets. When you are sure the glue is dry, test it to make sure it is firmly glued, then cut off the string at the hole opening. Pretty slick!
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