|Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 09-28-2009 11:12 PM||1870 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
I built this Paper Towel Dispenser for my daughter. The plans were in the April 2001 (#134) issue of WoodSmith magazine. I used Red Oak and finished with multiple coats of Armor-Seal and a coat of Johnson Paste Wax. The only deviation from the plans is that I used a stopped dado for the top instead of the through mortise specified; the stopped dado might be a skosh weaker but with today’s glues and a good tight dado joint, I don’t feel it will come apart anytime in the near future. The drawers are square so that the Dispenser may sit upright, as shown, on either end with the bar running vertical, or hang beneath a cabinet. Of course, it would probably be nice to change the orientation of the knobs to match the orientation!
By the way, those aren’t feet underneath the unit, just a couple of pieces of scrap I had sitting around to keep it off the rocks and table.
This was a fun project and I’m quite happy with the results.
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