Step 9: Attach the Shelf Top

a woman attaching the top shelf on the brackets to make a vintage porcelain tap towel rack
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Rest the shelf top on the brackets. To secure it in place, drive trim-head screws through the shelf and into the top ledge of the supporting board. Now pick a nice spot in the bathroom for your new towel rack.
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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