TP holders

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Project by BB1 posted 02-23-2019 03:33 PM 644 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Toilet paper holder at my home was broken so looked at couple of stores for options. Had a wooden holder in hand when I stopped to look at it, and decided to save the cash and try to build my own from my “extra” (aka scrap) wood. A friend kidded that I only needed a thousand dollars worth of tools to save $10!! Pretty true as I used my miter saw, table saw, router table, drill press, and few other smaller tools along the way. Later my dad told me he had a broken one, so have one to take to him when we travel for a visit later this spring. First one is hickory and walnut, second is thermally modified poplar. Used keyholes on the back so it can be hung snug to the wall. Finished with General Finishes High Performance.

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#1 posted 02-23-2019 04:38 PM

They look nice! We recently put a new vanity, cabinet & mirror in the 1/2 bath of this house we moved to 2 years ago, but the TP holder & towel bar holders are those old porcelain things cemented in to the wallboard & don’t really match the new stuff. I need to make wood replacements like your TP holders.

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#2 posted 02-23-2019 06:21 PM

A necessary item very well crafted!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 02-24-2019 12:31 AM

I have to make some new ones too. The 2 we have were made by a close friend who recently passed. I need to remember to size them for the larger roles this time though. I also may make one to store 2 rolls, since my family forgets to fill them. :( Dan

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#4 posted 02-24-2019 03:01 AM

Thanks Stevedore and ralbuck. Fun little projects that solve a problem (when originals broke!) and are pretty easy to build.

RDan – making the “arms” a bit longer than older holders is key as TP rolls come in the larger sizes now. We have one holder we bought years ago and new rolls don’t fit well initially.

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#5 posted 02-24-2019 02:38 PM

Great build. Insanely practical!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-24-2019 03:02 PM

Looks like you are an “over the top” type person. We learned otherwise when the dog discovered how to paw at the roll and unwind a few hours of “fun”.

Nice idea for using up cutoffs and they look well crafted BB 8^)

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#7 posted 02-24-2019 03:50 PM

Thanks stefang – like “practical” rather than “cheap” (in that I didn’t want to pay for what I could build from my extras) :)

splintergroup – haha – yes grew up in an “over the top” household and continue in that tradition. No dog issues but sounds like you had a good reason to switch!

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 02-27-2019 04:54 AM

Nice holders, Barbara!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 02-27-2019 11:50 AM

Thanks Jim…little project but useful!

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Rob Drown

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#10 posted 05-31-2019 03:19 PM

Clean, useful, practical and attractive. justifies all the toys. Very Cool.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#11 posted 05-31-2019 03:28 PM

Thanks Rob. So many ways to justify a new tool (or two)!

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