|Project by Chelios||posted 03-21-2011 05:53 AM||1695 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
My wife had asked for one of those paper towel dispensers that one attaches underneath a kitchen cabinet, but I wanted to do something that said woodworker rather than handyman. So I gave it a lot of thought and came up with this. I put it together in 30 minutes from odd pieces I had around the cut off bin. I used hand tools to cut and finish the pieces and a fostner 1 1/4 on the drill press to make the holes for the dowels.
It is very satisfying when you can start and finish a project within the same hour. Base is poplar, dowel is walnut and cap is padauk. It will remain unfinished for now but my wife is already looking to stain it…her preference.
The neat thing about this dispenser is that it has an engineering side to it because you have to thread the paper towel. It was thought out for single hand dispensing. You can grab half a section and tear it out with only one hand by pulling it down on top of the shorter dowel.
all the best