The idea of this toilet paper holder came to me when I browsed a magazine. The magazine presented a chromed holder for multiple rolls of toilet paper. In a bathroom, where moisture is very high, it is possible for the chrome layer to peel off and the toilet paper holder to rust.
I thought of making a wooden toilet paper holder, which, if properly finished, will be more resistant in time. The time required to make such a simple object is not too much, and you don’t require too many skills.
I used a beech round bar with a 30 cm diameter and a length of 60 cm. I also used a 4 cm thick beech panel, 20 cm long by 20 cm wide. The panel is a piece left from a larger one, out of which I cut two pieces for the Beech wood flower pot stand. I wanted to underline what I noticed over time: almost any piece of wood can be used to give life to a new object.
After cutting the panel square, I marked the center of the panel, by intersecting the two diagonals. I drilled a hole with a [amazon_textlink asin=’B00C625KVE’ text=’drill’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’mihaimoldovea-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=”]-milling (Forstner) bit, to fix the 30 mm wood round bar in it.
The edges of the base were beveled for a neat appearance. Also, by beveling the edges, the varnish would not peel easily (which is essential in a bathroom). The end of the wood bar was very well sanded too.
I followed the same steps as I do in any other woodworking project I make: sanding, staining with the favorite color (I used wenge to match the wall mounted wooden toilet paper holder and the simple wooden towel hooks, made from the same type of beech round bar), applying the water-based primer, intermediate sanding and applying water-based varnish. The water-based varnish was applied after the wood holder was assembled using glue and a screw, so I won’t damage the finish when assembling everything together.
The result of this simple project can be seen below, and (at least for me) it looks great!