How to install a telescopic tea towel rack

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How to install a telescopic tea towel rack

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You can make the most of the space in your kitchen by installing a telescopic tea towel rack. They are easy to install, convenient and the perfect place to hang, hand or tea towels. This simple guide tells you just how easy it is to install one in your kitchen.

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A magnetic nut setter tip attaches the screw to your drill magnetically, so you don’t have to hold it while you drill. It’s like having a second pair of hands to hold the screw in place.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure the telescopic tea towel rack
2 Mark up the drill holes
3 Pre-drill your holes and secure the towel rack
  • Step 1. Measure the telescopic tea towel rack

    Start by measuring the length of your telescopic tea towel rack. You want to position it away from the back of the cabinet so the end of the tea towel rack is roughly flush with the front of the cabinet. Ideally, you want to get the most out of the telescopic arm.
  • Step 2. Mark up the drill holes

    Now take your pencil and mark up the position you want your tea towel rail to be in the cabinet. Make sure that the height is easy for you to reach, and that the telescopic rack hits the cabinet hinge plate.

  • Step 3. Pre-drill your holes and secure the towel rack

    Once you have marked out the towel rack position, use a small drill bit to pre-drill the top hole that will secure the rack. Place the towel rail over this hole and screw it in place. Now pre-drill the bottom hole and secure the towel rack with a screw. 

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure

Materials

  • Screws
  • Telescopic tea towel rack
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