Nathan has this great idea of using an Ikea coat hooks as supports for a towel rack. Sadly, I can no longer find these smart looking coat hooks on Ikea's site.
He says, "This hack involves two Ikea wall mount coat hooks. A hole was drilled 1/2 way through each one, to accommodate a dowel. Then a piece of 1/4" pine was cut to fit the length of my wall section, and the depth of the coat hangers, which have now become
supports for a shelf and a towel rack."