How do you hang your paper towels? We are always looking at ways to optimize our space to keep it practical, neat and easy to maintain. To make some room on my kitchen counter, we wanted to get rid of the paper towel sitting on the counter and mount it somewhere else, but it should also be easily accessible. So, I decided to make a holder that can be mounted on wall or under the cabinet. Hence this DIY wooden paper towel holder! Its incredibly easy to make and costs less than 5$.
- 1×3 Pine wood
- 5/8″ wood dowel rod
- 1-1/4″ Screws
- Wood glue
- Poly Urethene
- Circular Saw
- 5/8″ Forstner bit & spade bit
- Power drill
- Counter sink drill bit
- Clamp Vise
- Sanding block
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How to build a Wooden Paper Towel Holder?
Step : 1 – Cut the wood
Cut the 1×3 wood into one 13″ length center piece and two 5″ length side pieces. Then cut the wood dowel into 15 inches length.
Step : 2
Next, drill 5/8″ dia hole on one side piece and 5/8″ dia recess in other side piece. Clamp the side pieces and drill the desired hole with spade bit and recess with 5/8 forstner bit. One end of the dowel will pass through the hole and other will sit on the recess that we made.
Secure one end of the dowel on a vise clamp and drill a hole big enough to pass a screw inside. This step is kinda unnecessary. Initially I planned to drill holes on both the sides instead of one and insert the dowel all the way through. For that idea, this screw insert at each end will lock the position of dowel without sliding out. But later while working on the project, I decided to make one side to be just recessed instead of hole and by that time I already had one side of dowel drilled for screw lock. So, I left it as it is.
Step : 3 – Assemble
Glue and clamp the side pieces to the base. Then predrill with countersink bit and secure it with 1-1/4″ screws.
Step : 4 – Personalize
As a final step, sand the entire piece and finish with paint or Polyurethane.
Predrill on the connecting wood with counter sink drill bit.
Mount it either on wall, under a shelf or under the kitchen cabinets
A kitchen has to be functional and practical. But why not pretty too?! How about a raised wooden tray to keep your condiments, oil? Or use the tray to keep your cutlery on the Island.
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