There are so many great things you can do with PVC pipe, from kids car washes to shoe organizers. Just search PVC on pinterest and you will find a boatload of ideas if you’re interested. 🙂 During the Summer we are usually outside in the pool every single day so washing towels or swimsuits daily just wasn’t going to work. We spent all of last year draping everything over our outdoor furniture but when I spotted this on pinterest it was the perfect fix. Of course you can go purchase this one on Etsy if you would like but we didn’t really need one that big nor did I want to spend $200+.
There are all kinds of ways you can go about making a towel rack out of PVC from simple designs to large designs but we just wanted something simple that would hold our towels plus a few swimsuits.
Want to make your own?
(3) 10′ PVC Pipes
(We used 1 1/4″ piping, if you use a smaller/bigger size make sure you get the correct fittings as well)
(4) 1 1/4″ elbows (the feet)
(4) 1 1/4″ tees
(4) 1 1/4″ 90* elbow with slip
Here are some pictures if the fittings confuse you.
(Elbow for the feet, the tees that make the side crossbars, and the slip that goes into the tee to attach the bars to towels hang on.)
(4) 37″ pipe cuts (legs)
(2) 60″ pipe cuts (towel bars)
(4) 17.5″ pipe cuts (side bars, top & bottom)
This PVC pipe is not furniture grade so you will have the ugly wording on the side bars. It doesn’t bother me for now but if you want you can paint your towel bar. I would strongly suggest roughing it up with sandpaper prior to painting so the paint will adhere better. I would also recommend a coat of primer to help cover up the markings.
Have you ever made anything out of PVC?
If you like PVC projects you might like our PVC Pumpkin Spider.