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I made this paper towel and shopping bag holder because the bags are usually stuffed somewhere and the are never handy. (At least in my house anyway.) This piece is 16" tall to the peak of the roof. It is 5 1/2" wide and 10" long. I made it out of 1/2" poplar. The dowel is 1" round with a poplar finial on top. The house is 5 1/2" square and 12" tall to the start of the roof. The roof comes off to load the box with bags. I made a cutout at the bottom of the house with a 2" forstner bit (I made four holes) then I sanded them smooth with a drum sander. The window is made from 1/8" dowels and the name plaque is made from poplar with a bevel. I used my mini torch to give it a rustic look and the name is engraved with my customers name. I routed the entire project with a 1/2" roundover bit on my table mounted router. It is stained with Cabot country maple and the roof, finial and window are stained with Cabot dark mohogany. I put two coats of gloss spar urethane to finish it off.

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I like that! That's a great idea. I think I will have to make one!
 

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This is both a nice project and very practical. Again the use of different stains to create contrasts is a nice touch.

Thanks for the post.
 

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That is neat. I am becoming a fan of your work. I can see one of these popping into my kitchen in the very near future. Very clever design.
 

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Great idea. We store our bags in another bag in the closet. Makes the closet look cluttered. We have reduced the number of bags we use though. Our local grocery store sells cloth bags for $2.50. If you bring these back in instead of using plastic they will credit you 5 cents for each bag, whether it is used or not. It's a nice way to go green.
 

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Nifty idea, great design.
 

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Nice project, and nice job. A funny thing came to mind when I first saw it. It made me remember when I went to visit my grandma during the summer. We would go to church, they only had a outhouse for the bathroom.(very old church in a very small town) Anyway if the tp roll was that big you wouldn't have to worry about running out in the middle of the winter. LOL…
 
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