Outhouse TP holder

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A TP holder made from reclaimed chestnut. Not happy with the finish on this one (tung oil). I think the next time I’ll just use a sanding sealer and satin poly.

The inside holds 3 rolls.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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Everette Ponder Jr

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#1 posted 202 days ago

Out dated trivia the 1/2 moon is the women’s out house. just saying nice looking work.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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Scott Shea

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#2 posted 202 days ago

Ok, Now I know what I’m building next! This is fantastic!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#3 posted 202 days ago

go for it, scott. if you want, here are the dimensions…

sides – 5 1/2” deep, 23” at peak, 20 1/2” at back.
floor and section above the door – 5 1/2” deep, 5 3/4” wide
door – 5 1/2” x 15”
roof – 8 1/4” x 7 1/4”

There is a piece of hardboard on the back.

I used a 1 inch dowel, drilled both holes on the sides at the same time, but did not go through on the one side. Drilled a hole in the dowel for a smaller dowel to hold it all in place.

have fun building one!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#4 posted 198 days ago

Very cool and interesting TP holder, fun design and great choice of the hinges. Great job!

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Steve Kreins

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#5 posted 194 days ago

I like this project, I actually need something like this in my bathroom. I think I might try to add a magazine rack somehow. I was looking at pictures of real outhouses and thought this one might be fun to copy. :)

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#6 posted 187 days ago

Might I suggest heating up the tounge oil and adding beeswax say a 1 to 1 ratio. Not to hot mind you and apply while warm and then rub it in till you get a wonderful sheen. It will really surprise you and you can put it right over top of what you have already done.

-- Perfectly Imperfect. Thats my style!

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