On this page you can download three woodworking plans by which you can easily make towel racks that are functional, and most importantly, they fold and take up very little space when not in use.

We called them: Kitchen folding towel rack, Bathroom folding towel rack and  Dish cloth rack. These folding towel racks can be used in the kitchen or the bathroom, or any other place where you need to dry dish cloths and towels.

Towels after use are wet and need to dry. If there are more people living in the house, it is necessary to find a suitable way to dry several towels taking up as less space as possible in the bathroom. One of the best ways is to use a towel rack that allows the towels to hang next to each other without getting creased while there is enough space between them for air flow which will slowly dry the towels preventing the appearance of mold on them.


Towel racks plans
Project difficulty
Skill level
for school classes and beginners
Level of workshop equipment
Hobby - Hand tools and power tools
Applied woodworking joints
Round mortise and tenon joint
Dado and rabbet joint

Kitchen folding towel rack: H = 76mm (3''), L = 307,5mm (12 1/8''), W = 366mm (14 13/32'');  Bathroom folding towel rack: H = 216mm (8 1/2''), L = 406mm (16''), W = variable;  Dish cloth rack: H = 127mm (5''), L = 22mm (7/8''), W = variable



We suggest you install them anywhere near a radiator or other heat source to dry the towels more efficiently.

All the three folding racks are of very simple construction and can be made quickly and easily. The required dimensions of the parts can be found in the drawings of each part and the assembly method is given in the exploded view drawing.

Before the pieces are assembled, they should be carefully sanded to remove splinters, which may catch in cloths or towels hung on the arms.


Assembly drawing, exploded view, parts list and part drawings


Kitchen folding towel rack - Drawings
Bathroom folding towel rack - Drawings
Dish cloth rack - Drawings



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Submitted by Ceh Jan