Introduction

completed towel rack made from vintage taps with shelf installed in a green bathroom
Photo: Matthew Benson
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Cross-handle faucet taps can double as hooks. All you've got to do is mount them on a board—I used salvaged barn siding, but any scrap wood will do—and hang the assembly on a wall. For my project, I went a step further, adding a shelf supported by ornate cast-iron brackets, $22 each from Anthropologie. This way I can stack fresh bath towels on top and hang wet ones to dry from the taps below. Dummy door spindles, available at home centers for $4 each, anchor the taps in place, and vintage porcelain escutcheons hide the hardware.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • flathead screwdriver
      Screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. Three porcelain taps and escutcheons

    2. Three dummy spindles

    3. Two shelf brackets

    4. Epoxy

    5. Barn wood for shelves