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Project

Towel Bar Trio

Introduction

Few bathrooms have enough places to hang towels. Stacking towel bars behind closed doors is a great way to remedy the shortage and use space efficiently. A flat or single-paneled door provides a crisp frame for three bars; furthermore, it's easier to affix them to a wooden door (as most are) than to a wallboard or a plaster wall. Hang the hardware according to package instructions, evenly spacing the bars along the length of the door.

 

Source
Martha Stewart Living, January 2004

Reviews (13)

  • 25 Apr, 2013

    I have interior bathroom doors that are about 96"inch T with two panels. My problem with over the door hangers is the my ability to reach the top bar, but your solution will solve the height issue in big way....Thanks

  • 27 Mar, 2013

    I placed am over the door three bar towel rack over my walk in shower door and it works great. When we bought or new house I was reluctant to put any holes in the walls. Used this and free standing toilet paper holders and free standing hand towel holders. All work wonderfully.

  • 27 Mar, 2013

    I placed am over the door three bar towel rack over my walk in shower door and it works great. When we bought or new house I was reluctant to put any holes in the walls. Used this and free standing toilet paper holders and free standing hand towel holders. All work wonderfully.

  • 18 Sep, 2012

    Its great, i have recently renovated my bathroom by installing heritage cherry two door vanity, was missing something like this..

  • 3 Feb, 2012

    I like hooks mounted to a 1x3" board then the board can be securely attached with screws to the studs of the wall. or a solid door. Most doors cannot support mounting a towel rod directly to it.

  • 24 Oct, 2011

    Right now I have an over-the-door hanging rack behind my bathroom door. I love this idea, but does anyone know if they sell a towel over-the-door rack that's sectioned off exactly the way the towel bars in the picture are? That way you can have that same effect without attaching any hardware to the door.

  • 26 Sep, 2011

    A quality over the door hanger works wonderfully, too.

  • 4 Jul, 2011

    True... some newer, less expensive doors will not work! Many things in My House were manufactured/built poorly (cheaply) yet this project is still able to be fitted to your walls!

    Don't allow kids to pull on towels if rod is not anchored well, or anchored into paperboard.

    I like the idea of having our clean/fresh towels folded into smaller shapes and using more towel rods. I do Not, however, use this for used bath towels. I hang used, dirty bath towels over the bath tub until they are washed.

  • 29 Sep, 2010

    Make sure you leave that door in a position to get plenty of air circulation. Otherwise, your towels might not dry and you will end up with a mildew situation. In our case, the open door rests right next to wall, so I would have to leave the door shut all day to assure the towels dry...

  • 8 May, 2009

    be certain to check the length of your folded towels before your set your hangar in place, otherwise you might find the towels overlap

  • 8 May, 2009

    I can tell you from experience... don't do this on a hollow core door. My husband decided to load the towel bar down with too many towels. I now have no towel bar on the back of the door and ugly holes that need to be fixed.

  • 7 May, 2009

    There is no reason why you couldn't use this on a hollow core door if you used the proper hardware. Walls are hollow too and we hang them on walls all the time.

  • 7 May, 2009

    And a hollow core door? I don't think this will work with a door that is hollow inside!! Beware.