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The Power Tool Design Team girls are back with another set of projects to inspire you to use power tools. This month our theme is Home Improvement.
I don’t know about at your house but at mine there is always a need for home improvement. I was all set to build a recycle center for our lake house but I ran out of time and didn’t get it completed. We were coming home from the lake on Sunday evening when I realized that we don’t have a paper towel holder at the lake and that I could build one to share with you for this challenge. After a quick stop at Home Depot, I was set to get started.
I’ve seen bunches of industrial paper towel holders on the Internet but didn’t realize until after mine was completed that I pretty much copied a project that my friend Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule completed for our drill challenge last May. I debated whether to post my project since Nancy already shared hers, but decided to go ahead. Please click over to see Nancy’s project and click around while you are there. She has great ideas.
On Tuesday I shared the industrial style bar stools that we just purchased from Sam’s for our lake house. Our new paper towel holder is going to fit in perfectly with the industrial vibe. You can see in the picture below that our paper towels currently are sitting on the counter.
How to Make an Industrial Paper Towel Holder
4 – 3/4” Sheet Metal Screws
Topcoat – I used General Finishes High Performance Water Based Satin
Pre-cut Wood Circle or Board to Make Your Own
1. Make a 9” wood circle using a router and circle cutting jig. (Skip this step if you purchase a pre-cut wood circle.)
This jig is awesome! My first project using it was a DIY Wood Clock that I shared last fall.
2. Use a roundover bit to route the edge of the board. (Skip this step if you use a pre-cut circle of wood.)
3. Sand both sides and the edges of the circle until it is smooth.
4. Drill pilot holes for the screws.
5. Stain the wood round and apply a top coat.
6. Screw the floor flange to the wood round.
7. The black steel pipe is going to be greasy and dirty. Mine was so bad that I had to wash my hands at Home Depot and then carry it through the store holding it with a paper towel. Mr. SP had this degreaser on hand that worked perfectly for cleaning it.
8. Screw the pipe into the floor flange and then screw the end cap on top.
And now with paper towels.
Here it is from a distance, ready to be used.
Fun fact: I don’t know the two dogs in the photo on the counter. I bought the frame at an estate sale and couldn’t resist displaying it. They make me smile!
My mom and some of my aunts started using crocks for their paper towels when I was a teenager. The tradition has been passed on to me and a few of my cousins.
Now that I know how easy it is to make a DIY Industrial Paper Towel Holder, I may make another for home and take this crock to the lake to use for cooking utensils beside my stove.
If you like this project and care to pin it to Pinterest, I sure would appreciate it.
I love our power tool challenges and can’t wait to see what the other ladies are sharing this month. Click on each link below to see each project.
DIY Shutters Create And Babble
DIY Fireplace Mantel Shelf Her Tool Belt
Industrial Paper Towel Holder by Virginia Seweet Pea
Blanket Ladder by Refresh Restyle
Cedar Hose Planter by Kim Six Fix
DIY Vanity Sliding Drawer by Interior Frugalista
How To Patch A Hole In Drywall by Designs By Studio C
Wall Mount Staghorn Fern by A Piece Of Rainbow
DIY Painted Stairs Makeover by Thrift Diving
DIY Modern Rustic Mirror by H2OBungalow
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