Combination Salt-n-Pepper Shaker and Paper Towel Holder

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Project by Blackie_ posted 07-03-2016 01:38 PM 631 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a country ride to our favorite BBQ place we saw that they had these salt-n- pepper shaker and paper towel holders setting on top of their tables which looked to be made out of post cedar.

My dad wanted one and asked if I would be able to make one, I told him sure that shouldn’t be a problem and I already had these slices of ash sitting outside on the ground.

The wood I used is spalted Arizona Ash and this is the outcome.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 07-03-2016 02:21 PM

Easy, Attractive, Functional, and specifically requested by the recipient – can’t get any better than that. Great job. Hmmm… this would look good at my sister’s lake cabin…her birthday is next week…hmmm.

Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#2 posted 07-03-2016 02:51 PM

Looks nice Randy, I’ll bet those would sell good, too

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-03-2016 02:53 PM

Very cool, Randy.I love rustic!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-03-2016 02:59 PM

Nice and rustic .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 07-03-2016 03:19 PM

When you said salt and pepper shakers earlier, this is not what I visualized. Great idea and take on an old subject. Bet your dad will love it.

-- Bob

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#6 posted 07-03-2016 04:51 PM

Perfect for a rustic kitchen!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#7 posted 07-03-2016 05:21 PM

That’s very rustic and usable.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 07-03-2016 05:45 PM

Hope Dad enjoys it!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 07-03-2016 06:41 PM

Thanks for all the great comments, I was wondering how it would go over. I tried searching for remakes of this design via google and none were found except what we saw at the BBQ place.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#10 posted 07-03-2016 11:57 PM

Great rustic look! I’m sure your dad will love it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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