Towel rail for the bathroom

 
Simple and beautiful
Towel rail for the bathroom

Wood makes your home cosier. And it immediately makes even clinical tiled bathrooms much more homely.

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Our modern towel rail is a great way of introducing a cosy touch, and is designed to match the standard towel size 50 x 100 cm.

The most elegant way to mount the towel rail is with glue joints, thus ensuring the joints are invisible. However, since this method requires some experience, these instructions show you how to fasten the joints with screws. In this case, the screw heads remain visible.

The following construction guide applies to 35-mm-thick solid beech timber. You must adapt the list of materials accordingly if you opt for other materials or material with a different thickness.

Ask your DIY store or carpenter to cut the required boards to size.

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Required power tools:

Other accessories:

  • Set of wood drill bits
  • 20-mm Forstner bit
  • Sanding paper, grits of 120–240, sponge
  • Wood glue, cloth, sponge
  • Fine spray system
  • Folding rule, soft pencil, rubber, pencil sharpener

Required materials:

  • Solid wood, beech
  • Rubber stopper
  • Flat head screws
  • Wood stain and paint

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Item

pcs

Designation

Length

Width

Thickness

Material

0

2

Upright frame sections

2,000 mm

50 mm

35 mm

Solid beech

1

2

Horizontal frame sections

530 mm

50 mm

35 mm

Solid beech

2

4

Towel rails

560 mm

50 mm

20 mm

Beech

3

2

Rubber stopper

4

8

Flat head screws, 4 x 60 mm

5

2

Flat head screws, 3 x 20 mm

1

Preparing the frame sections

1 - Preparing the frame sections
Preparing the frame sections Preparing the frame sections Preparing the frame sections

First arrange the upright frame sections and horizontal frame sections on the floor in the way that you want to assemble them. In this case, the horizontal frame sections are always enclosed by the upright frame sections. Using your pencil, mark all components with a triangle so that you always know what goes where.

Now use a pencil to mark the outlines of the horizontal frame sections on the inside of the upright frame sections. Within this outlined area, draw two drilling hole positions. Make the holes using the drill and 4-mm wood drill bit and countersink them from the outer sides.

Now prepare the upright frame sections to accommodate the individual rails: First use a pencil to mark the positions of the drilling holes, following the specifications in our drawing. Make the blind holes measuring 16 mm in depth using the drill and 20-mm Forstner bit.

2

Joining the frame surrounds and individual towel rails together

2 - Joining the frame surrounds and individual towel rails together
Joining the frame surrounds and individual towel rails together

Dab glue in the blind holes in the upright frame sections. Now insert the individual rails in the holes in one upright frame section and connect them to the holes in the other section. Wipe away any excess glue immediately with a damp cloth. Press the glue joint together with clamps until the glue is dry.

Now use the cordless screwdriver and screws (4 x 60 mm) to fasten the horizontal frame sections with the upright frame sections.

3

Sanding the wood surfaces

3 - Sanding the wood surfaces
Sanding the wood surfaces

Take time to prepare the surfaces so they are in the best working condition possible before starting assembly.

First buff all frame section edges with sanding paper with a grit of 120 or 180 at a 45° angle to create a small bevel. Use your sander to sand all visible surfaces in the direction of the wood grain, first with coarse sanding paper (grit of 120, 180) and then with fine sanding paper (grit of up to 240).

Wipe the surfaces afterwards with a slightly damp sponge to remove the dust. Some loose wood fibres may protrude while the wood is drying. You can remove these with sanding paper with a grit of 180. The wood is now ready for surface treatment.

4

Staining the surface

4 - Staining the surface
Staining the surface

Staining refers to the process used to colour the wood. The wood stain can be applied with a fine spray system. After the stain has been applied, the surface of the wood remains unprotected until wax or paint/varnish is applied.

First read the manufacturer’s safety and handling instructions thoroughly. Make sure the room you are working in is well ventilated and not used for smoking, eating or drinking.

You should change the paint tank if you want to apply another material with your fine spray system in the next step.

5

Painting the surfaces

5 - Painting the surfaces
Painting the surfaces

Pour the paint into the paint tank and dilute it if necessary with water. Using a test board, adjust the spray jet at the nozzle and the paint flow at the setting wheel. The spray jet can be set to horizontal or vertical for surfaces and tapered for edges.

Now apply a thin first layer of paint. Start with the edges and then paint the surfaces using even, parallel strokes.

During this process, wood fibres may protrude (as they may have already during the rinsing phase). You can remove these after the paint has dried by using sanding paper with a grit of 220 or 240 in the direction of the grain.

For the second coat, use the same base as you did during the priming stage. This time, you can apply a slightly thicker coat of paint. Start again with the edges and then work on the surfaces using even, parallel strokes.

6

Done!

6 - Done!
Done!


Legal note

Bosch does not accept any responsibility for the instructions stored here. Bosch would also like to point out that you follow these instructions at your own risk. For your own safety, please take all the necessary precautions.


 

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