Building recessed towel holder

Old 02-14-06, 10:36 AM
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Building recessed towel holder

Hello, I am making a recessed towel holder, basically I will be cutting a rectangular hole in the wall about 6" deep or so.

My question is, what type of wood would be best to line the inside of this cut out? Could i just use like particle board? or should I use something nicer? It is going to be painted...

Old 02-15-06, 01:45 AM
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If you cut out an opening in the wall 6" deep, make sure the person on the other side of the wall understands. Most interior walls, including wallboard are only 4 1/2". Even your 2x6 exterior wall will only be 7" max including insulation board and finish siding. But back to your question. If it is in a moisture laden area, such as a shower, wood would not be a good choice. It may need to be tiled with the bottom of the rack tilted slightly downward on the outward lip to encourage drainage. If it is in a dry area, you could use clear pine (paint), cedar (nothing), poplar (paint), or oak (stain), and then install case molding on the face of the opening.
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What size is this towel holder, I am interested in doing something like that

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