Published on February 11th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Bygel Hanging Shower Rack Hack

Materials: Bygel Rail, Blanken Shower Shelf, Bygel metal “S” hooks

Not really a hack, more of a Hackea, I used to have one of those cool shelves in the corner of my shower on an extension pole. But it was getting rusty. Leaving rust on the soap. Not wanting to replace it with something that would rust out again in 5-6 years, I started searching for a replacement. I found this corner shelf at Ikea, but had no idea how to hang it. I tried hanging it with those 3M Command hooks, but the weight was too much when the shelf was loaded. Then I thought about the Bygel rail system at Ikea. I use it in my other bathroom. But they don’t make a Bygel to go around corners. But not deterred, I bought one rail, bent it 45 degrees around a pipe, and hung it on the wall above the fibreglass wall of my tub/shower. Add a couple of “S” hooks, problem solved!

~ Rob, Burien (Seattle), WA, USA

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Bygel Hanging Shower Rack Hack

  1. Bob says:

    Instead of using a bent Bygel rail why didn’t you use simple wall plugs with hook screws? Much simpler and cheaper!

  2. David Atman says:

    I badly need to make me one of those. Smart plan!

  3. nycitysky says:

    Great hack! Filling the pipe with sand is such a good tip thanks.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Bending an empty pipe might cause it to break in two pieces. To avoid that, fill the pipe with sand before bending.

  5. Robj98168 says:

    Yup you are right anonymous I bent it 90 degrees. Oh well never good at math!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I think you bent it 90 degrees.
    Nice! You could add S-hooks to the ends to hang more stuff.

  7. Amy (Chicago) says:

    So smart to bend the rail! I’ll remember that…seems like it might come in handy someday.
    (…and I use Burt’s Bees, too)

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