Vertical Paper Towel Holder and
great projects that are as quick and easy to make as they are to sell
at craft fairs and flea markets
Here's a simple, “turn-it-yourself” Paper Towel Holder that you should be able to make in record numbers…and, in record time, too!
The shape of the integral top knob (or finial) is up to you…as is the diameter and edge shape on the base (remember, some rolls of paper towels are larger in diameter than others)…so, get creative! Remember, too…that if your top knob (or base edge) is more elaborate than ours, you might also want to consider using the Shopsmith Lathe Duplicator to help you speed up the turning process.
1: Prepare a 2” x 2” x 14” piece of stock for the vertical towel bar.
2: Turn the towel bar according to your planned design.
3: Sand the bar before removing it from the Lathe.
5: Drill and counterbore the bottom of the base to accept a 1/4" Tee-Nut.
6: Drill a pilot hole in the bottom end of the towel bar to accept a
1/4" – 20 Hanger Screw (see
7: Assemble the holder and apply the finish of your choice.
Suggested retail price: $10 to $15, depending on design & woods used