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