How to make a towel rack with PVC pipe

There are a slew of towel racks available for purchase at home improvement and big-box stores, but this PVC rack is customizable. Use any color of paint or a combination of two colors to match or contrast with the bathroom. It also works as a kitchen rack for hand or dish towels.
When spray painting, wear a face mask and ventilate the area. Also take safety precautions when cutting the PVC. Make sure the clamp is tight, and keep your fingers away from the PVC when cutting.
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Materials
- 1 piece PVC pipe, 12 inches long, 1-inch internal diameter
- Ruler
- Marker
- Hacksaw (not shown)
- Clamp (not shown)
- Piece of scrap cardboard (not shown)
- Spray paint (not shown)
- Wood board, 14 inches long, 3 ¾ inches high
- Pencil
- Painter’s tape, ¾ inch wide
- Craft paint, any color (not shown)
- Paintbrush (not shown)
- T-square ruler
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Instructions
1. Place the PVC pipe horizontally on the work surface. Make a mark 4 inches in from the left end and 8 inches in from the left end.
2. (Step not shown) Clamp the PVC to a work surface and use the hacksaw to cut it at a 45-degree angle at each mark. Each cut must go in the same direction.
3. (Step not shown) Place the three pieces upright on the cardboard. Ventilate the area. Spray paint the PVC. Let it dry. Flip them on their sides and spray paint the bottom rim. Let them dry.
4. Place the board horizontally on the work surface. Measure and mark 1 inch down from the top left corner. Measure and mark 1 inch up from the bottom left corner. Make corresponding marks on the right side.
5. Apply a strip of painter’s tape across the top of the wood with the bottom edge linking the two top marks. Apply a strip of painter’s tape across the bottom of the wood with the top edge linking the two bottom marks.
6. Wrap the excess tape around the back of the board.
7. (Step not shown) Paint over the entire front of the board, including over the tape. Let it dry.
8. Remove the tape carefully.
9. Place the T-square ruler along the left edge of the wood so it runs along the center painted area. Make a pencil dot at the 3 ¾-inch mark. Move the ruler up a fraction of an inch so it is centered in the painted area and make another dot at the 3 ¾-inch mark. Repeat this at 7 ½ inches and 11 ¾ inches.
10. Apply a ring of E6000 adhesive to the angled base of one piece. Gently press it in place with the point facing down and the center 3 ¾-inch mark in the center of the opening.
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11. Repeat Step 10 for the remaining pieces at the 7 ½- and 11 ¾-inch marks. Let dry.
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