DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder

PROBLEM: Damp beach towels strung out on the backyard patio and swimming pool cool deck. SOLUTION: DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Poolside Beach Towel Holder.

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On any given summer day there are damp beach towels strung out on our back patio. I am certain that our house is not the only house in need of a place for towels to hang during pool parties therefore I enlisted my husband’s help, recruited our little guy as a handy assistant and we created a universal solution to both the towels being wet and laying on the ground.

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder TrishSutton.com

 

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack

Our supplies list: 

  • 4×4 Wood Post (8 feet)
  • 4×4 Wood Post Cap
  • Wood Stain
  • Sealant Spray
  • Fast Setting Concrete Mix
  • Metal bucket 
  • Towel hooks (and screws)
  • River Rock

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder TrishSutton.com

Our tools list: 

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder TrishSutton.com

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack

My husband and I began creating our DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack by cutting our post down just a bit. Next we stained the 4×4 and the wood cap then we wiped the stain with a rag and allowed the stain to dry. After the wood dried we sprayed a sealant over the stain.

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder TrishSutton.com

While the layer of sealant dried on the wood our little guy helped mix the quickset concrete. My husband decided we would just mix it in the metal bucket that we were using as a base for our towel rack which worked out very well.

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder TrishSutton.com

After achieving the concrete consistency and depth of concrete needed to hold our wood post we pushed the post into the bucket. Next we used a level to ensure our post was standing up straight. We held the post in place for a few short minutes to secure it into place. It didn’t take long before the concrete was dry enough to hold the post on it’s own.

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder TrishSutton.com

After the concrete dried we added the wood cap and towel hooks. We opted for the double hooks which ultimately gives us eight hooks for those wet towels.

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder TrishSutton.com

Our little guy went back into action and topped the concrete with a layer of river rock. (The river rock was not necessary; however, ascetically we decided we wanted to add a little something to the top of the bare concrete.) He also used a chalk pen to add a label to the black oval on the front of our DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack bucket base.

DIY Outdoor Pool Towel Dry Rack | Beach Towel Holder TrishSutton.com

From start to finish our backyard addition was complete in less than a few hours.  And our DIY Pool Towel Dry Rack serves it’s purpose perfectly!

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About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

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