How to Make a Paper Towel Holder for Your Kitchen

We all use paper towels every day, but they aren't always available when you need one (or more). Most paper towel racks mount under a kitchen cabinet or mount to the wall. Make this portable paper towel rack in less than an hour.

Step by Step Project to Build a Paper Towel Holder

  • Time: An hour or less
  • Complexity: Beginner
  • Cost: $5–10

Tools Needed

  • cordless drill
  • drill set
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Jigsaw or band saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Orbital sander
  • Table saw or circular saw

Required Materials

  • 1-1 / 4 in. thumbscrew
  • 1-1 / 8 '' billet
  • 2-1 / 2-inch washer (1)
  • 3-1 / 2-inch washer (2)
  • 3/4 "plywood or 7-1 / 2" hardwood. X 15 in.
  • Polyurethane cleaning
  • wood glue

Step 1: The Basic Design

  • Cut two 3/4-inch pieces. hardwood or plywood in 7-1 / 4 in. x 7-1 / 4 in.
  • Find the center of the board by drawing diagonal lines from corner to corner, crossing the lines in the middle of the board.
  • Use a compass to draw a seven-inch radius circle in the center of one of the plates and a 3-1 / 2-inch circle. radius circle in the center of the other board.

Step 2: Cut a Hole

  • Cut a 3-1 / 2-inch pipe hole in the board with 3-1 / 2-in. circle over it, using a hacksaw or puzzle.

Step 3: Glue The Base

  • Apply a generous amount of wood glue to the face of the board with the hole.
  • Glue the two boards together keeping the edges aligned. Make sure not to stick over the six-inch circle.
  • Secure plates with clamps and/or 1-1 / 4 in. finish nails.

Step 4: Cut the Base

  • After the glue sets, cut out the 6-inch circle with a bandsaw or jigsaw.

Step 5: Smooth The Edges

  • Sand the edges of the base with an orbital sander with 150-grit sandpaper.
  • (Optional) Round the top and bottom edges with a 1/4-inch router. rounded hole with radius.

Step 6: Dowel Hole

  • Drill a 1-1 / 8 in. Hole. x 1/4 in. deep hole in the center of the top of its base.
  • Then drill a 3/23 in. Hole. pilot hole in the center of your 1-1 / 8 in. hole.

Step 7: Cut The Pin

  • Cuts the 1-1/8 in. 11-inch pin.
  • Smooth the edge of one end of the billet with 150-grit sandpaper.

Step 8: Assembly

  • Insert the pin into the hole at the top of the base.
  • From the bottom of the base, drill a 3/32 in. Hole. pilot hole in the end of the pin through the pilot hole in the center of the base.
  • Add weight to the base by inserting three large washers into the 3-1 / 2-inch cap. hole at the bottom of the base. Secure the washers in place with a 1-1 / 2 in. Cap. screw through a smaller washer.

Step 9: Finishing Touches

  • Touch up the roughness of the base and smooth it with 220-grit sandpaper and finish the piece with easy-to-clean polyurethane.
  • Glue four self-adhesive rubber feet to the bottom of the base to prevent the towel rail from slipping on the counter when you tear a towel.

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Source: Woodturning with Tim Yoder

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