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Pool Towel Holder and Hamper

  • April 9, 2016

KountryKnots
KountryKnots
KountryKnots
KountryKnots

I manage a hotel and we had a need for a pool towel holder and hamper. The owners had revamped a store they also own and had to purchase some refrigeration units that came on large wooden flats. I was astounded that the flats were 1x12s and 2x4s and were all KD rated as well. Those materials coupled with a few leftovers from other projects I would be able to make a fine towel holder.
I had built a similar hamper recently for our laundry at the house so this would just be adding a small shelving unit to the side. Using Kreg Jig for building the main box and shelves, I built the main sections of the piece. It would have three shelves on the left and the pull open hamper on the right. The pull open door front was made using the Kreg Jig to make the frame and attaching the bottom section of the pullout with Kreg jig pocket holes as well. Then I added a section of bead board paneling left over from another project to make the face of the pullout.
Added trim to the bottom of the front, cut with a jig saw for the added overall look of the piece. I made some cove molding to wrap around the top section where the actual top will overhang. Then added another 1x12 joined with a 1x4 for the actual top. Finally, attached a ¼ ply back to keep the piece from racking and give a backing for the shelves.
This piece was completely made from less than 6 1x12s ripped through the table saw to get the other dimensional lumber needed. I like the satisfaction of being able to make what you need from a few boards rather than buying multiple dimensions of lumber.

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  • From salvaged lumber, that is very impressive.
    By mrpip, on April 25, 2016

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Pool Towel Holder and Hamper

by KountryKnots
Apr 09, 2016

I manage a hotel and we had a need for a pool towel holder and hamper. The owners had revamped a store they also own and had to purchase some refrigeration units that came on large wooden flats. I was astounded that the flats were 1x12s and 2x4s and were all KD rated as well. Those materials coupled with a few leftovers from other projects I would be able to make a fine towel holder. I had built a similar hamper recently for our laundry at the house so this would just be adding a small shelving unit to the side. Using Kreg Jig for building the main box and shelves, I built the main sections of the piece. It would have three shelves on the left and the pull open hamper on the right. The pull open door front was made using the Kreg Jig to make the frame and attaching the bottom section of the pullout with Kreg jig pocket holes as well. Then I added a section of bead board paneling left over from another project to make the face of the pullout. Added trim to the bottom of the front, cut with a jig saw for the added overall look of the piece. I made some cove molding to wrap around the top section where the actual top will overhang. Then added another 1x12 joined with a 1x4 for the actual top. Finally, attached a ¼ ply back to keep the piece from racking and give a backing for the shelves. This piece was completely made from less than 6 1x12s ripped through the table saw to get the other dimensional lumber needed. I like the satisfaction of being able to make what you need from a few boards rather than buying multiple dimensions of lumber.