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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandymanMike Great modern towel holder
My girlfriend and I shared a single 24" towel bar... Which has always made me wonder why 24" is standard. Our two towels folded and hung side by side fit on the 24" bar but either overlap each other or the ends of the bar a little. Feels like it needed to be 26". We got this, and now we have a "his and hers" side of it. Or rather front and back of it.
Installation was very easy. All you need is a screw driver (optional but recommend drill for drywall anchors), and a level (or measuring tape depending how you want to mount it). It comes with two small metal brackets that each have small slot hooks facing upwards. You mount these to the wall, then the actual bar mounts (those hook looking pieces on the ends of the bars) basically slide onto the hooks from above. Very easy install. It comes with a paper layout that you can put up to the wall that is to scale so you can use that to see how far apart the brackets need to be when mounting. This calls for the more common "level the brackets" method. However knowing construction, I prefer the "measure distance from the floor to the bracket evenly" method. I do this because if the towel bar ends up "level" but your floor isn't, then even though the bar is technically level, in reference to the floor it looks out of level. That and 9 out of 10 times the floor is level anyways.
This install took me maybe 3 minutes because of it's straight forward set up. The only con to this product is that the hooks it slides onto, it has no "lock onto them" feature. This could've been achieved by a set screw like many other towel bar designs I've seen. So once in place the towel rack is fairly solid don't get me wrong, but with a solid upper bump (maybe 3 pounds of force) the towel bar becomes disconnected from the mounts again. The real question is, do you see any scenario where you would put upwards force on this towel bar, aside from to remove it at some point?
Last thing to note is being a double towel bar, it sticks out farther than most bars. Most I think are maybe 3-4" from the wall. This is more like 7" from the wall. So if mounting this on a wall right behind where a door swings open, your door might hit it, I.E. not open fully.
I still recommend this to anyone looking for a double towel bar. Easy installation, pretty solid (aside from upward force) once installed, looks great.
December 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by smchange01 Beautiful and sturdy
Great looking piece of hardware and went well with the vanity and oil rubbed bronze hardware, faucet, and toilet hardware. The mounting hardware was different from any that I had seen before. Once I figured out the height and location of where the towel bar was to go, it was quickly mounted and the new towels were placed on it. It is beautiful and well made and I am planning to purchase more pieces.
September 30, 2015