Hanging a towel bar on the side of the master bathroom vanity was more complicated than I expected.
I bought an 18-inch Moen “Icon” chrome bar to match the other fixtures in the bathroom but the space on the side of the vanity would not accommodate it. And with the Moen, since the bar is curved and the ends are notched we could not shorten the bar.
So I stopped by Home Depot (Lowes didn’t have anything appropriate) and bought 2 chrome finish towel bars: one Delta, one Glacier Bay.
I started with the Edgewood towel bar by Glacier Bay which could be shortened.
We installed the side posts. I marked the spot, placed the bracket, drilled screw holes, and started the screws. Charlie tightened up the 4 screws which were difficult to turn and in a spot where a lefty has an advantage. (I’m also a lefty but use a screw driver predominantly in my right hand.)
Once the brackets were on we measured and marked the metal bar.
Then Charlie hacksawed the bar to size.
It fit well so we tightened the set screws on the bottom of each mounting post.
That this bar doesn’t match isn’t really an issue since it can only be seen from inside the shower.
Charlie was happy to have a place to hang his bath towel.
I have one more Moen “Icon” 18-inch towel bar that needs a spot in the bathroom. Perhaps over the outlet on the right side of the vanity.
Can you ever have enough towel bars?