What was I thinking? (Toilet Roll Holder)

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Project by KnickKnack posted 12-29-2008 01:55 PM 2417 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think this might be a first here on Lumberjocks – a gothic style toilet holder.
We needed one (well, no we didn’t, but I wanted to make one), and, after extensive research looking at 1000 that were just “rolls on sticks”, I came up with this. The original drawing had a trifoil in the top, but I think that might have made it over-fussy so I scratched it.
Now I’m looking for gothic style baths, sinks, toilets etc etc to match it.
I’m particularly pleased with the way the finish turned out – picture 3 shows the remains of the pine floor board I started with – ancient “Dark Jacobean” stain thinned with turps, partially dryed, rubbed a bit with 600 grit, then rubbed with teak oil/turps/satin varnish – it has a golden gleen to it. More an accident than a specific plan, but I like it and I’m gonna do it again.
All comments, thoughts, laughter appreciated.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 12-29-2008 02:29 PM

party in the outhouse !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 12-29-2008 02:48 PM

LOL…..Thats a great idea. You can never have enough toilet tickets.
Remember no job is finished w/o the paper work.
Thanks for the post.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 12-29-2008 03:14 PM

Now you need to modify the “throne” to match!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 12-29-2008 03:35 PM

KnickKnack. Was that a ‘wipe on’ finish?

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#5 posted 12-29-2008 03:42 PM

Very useful for small, medium, & large people.<(;0)#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 12-29-2008 03:59 PM

Perfect, gives time for the one that puts the new roll on. No more ‘forgot to check’.

-- Berta in NC

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#7 posted 12-29-2008 04:43 PM

Thats a neat idea.

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#8 posted 12-29-2008 04:56 PM

did I just hear music?
This kinda takes the whole experience to another level!
Very cool.

Now, if only other members of the family could make that little effort to keep it stocked.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 12-29-2008 05:05 PM

But Debbie now it three times as long to stock it. Almost the same time as going to the next bathroom that available.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 12-29-2008 06:02 PM

((shaking my head and rolling my eyes….)) everyone always has an excuse – but boy do they yell when it hasn’t been restocked.. by the one person in the house who seems to know how to do it.. and when..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 12-29-2008 06:13 PM

That’s hilarious!

-- He said wood...

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#12 posted 12-29-2008 06:18 PM

It’s pretty funny to think you are going to re-do your bathroom to match the paper holder.Gotta love that one.(lol)

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#13 posted 12-29-2008 06:24 PM

That’s pretty funny. I once had an International Scout that had three gas tanks. Somehow it didn’t keep me from running out of gas from time to time though. It just fed my natural tendancy toward procrastination LOL.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#14 posted 12-29-2008 09:33 PM

For those days when you need a little more paper to finish the job….. :)

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#15 posted 12-30-2008 03:31 AM

Properly threaded, if you use 2 ply paper, you could treat your self to the luxury of a six-ply wipe.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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