Sunday, May 20, 2012

Frontgate Pool Towel Stand Knockoff

My $12.83 version:

Their $199 version:

Cast-Aluminum Towel Stand
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I do like the Frontgate pool towel stand alot.   I do not like the  price tag that went with it though.  It's normally $279.  But, wait!  Its on sale for only $199.  Um..., no I don't need to spend 200 bucks on something to hold a wet towel.

So, I was in Home Depot :-)  and thinking about a towel stand...  Hmmm I bet I could do something similar with some PVC...

Slip Tee's


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Caps

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I had a concrete umbrella stand already.  So, I used that for my base.  I took the 10ft piece of PVC and cut it down to make my 4 arms. Then I marked the left over pvc about where I wanted my arms to be and cut.  Then I put the slip tee in added my arm and put the next piece of pvc into the top of the slip tee. Then capped all the ends and the top. I did drill a hole into the pvc where the umbrella stand pin goes through.  Just to keep it from blowing over.   Then I just spray painted it and done.  So easy!!



1- 1" PVC pipe (10feet)...........................$3.50
4- 1"PVC slip Tee @ 0.69 each..............$2.76
5- 1" PVC slip Cap @0.54 each..............$2.70
1- can of spray paint..............................$3.87
1- umbrella stand (already had)...........$free
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Grand Total:.........................................$12.83

Savings of ............................................$187.17

Not too bad. Plus I can change the color whenever I want.  And, I'm thinking about getting another post finial and putting it on the top to make it even nicer.



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4 comments:

Mel said...

That's brilliant. I love a good knock off and this is a good one.

fiona anderson said...

I'm kinda just staring at, and envying your pool, but having done that - great knockoff towel stand Layn, very ingenious.

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Awesome, awesome knock-off! Love the glossy red that you painted the PVC!

Thanks for sharing!
--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Leslie said...

I was planning on buying a towel stand this summer - tired of towels laying all over the lawn - thanks for sharing this idea!! You just saved me some money!