Originally Posted by Augustpilot
New 2906WS, want to install towel bars on sliding door. Looking for ideas on fastening the bars to door, since most of the door is hollow. I know a lot of you have done this so appreciate your suggestions.
I put two towel bars on my bathroom door. Since the towel bars did not go to the edge they did not hit the solid wood in the edge so....the screws pulled out when someone leaned on them a bit.
I suppose if you made sure or could get a towel bar that is the right length so the screws hit the outer inch of the door then you would hit the wood core.
Solved that by doing what someone else said. I bought a nice piece of hobby oak at lowes and cut it the length of the bar. mounted the bar to that then I had enough contact area to mount it to the door. Now..I used 6 screws and counter sunk them and made it nice nice.
I am the oddball out...I am not a huge command strip fan. Not knocking command strips as I do use them here and there.
Anyway I mounted two bars on the back of the door as I had nowhere else to do it actually. So there is a bar above the one in the pic near the top of the door. I don't like towels laying on each other or they wont dry so..ya know had to separate them.
After I thought you could also get a towel bar that is slightly longer the the width of the door and cut the bar down so the brackets fit to the door edge. The bar is hollow brushed nickel would take 30 seconds with a hacksaw to cut it to the exact length.