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Forum topic by JesseTutt posted 08-26-2012 04:47 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2012 04:47 PM

I am planning on switching from the rolls of paper towels (i.e. Bounty) to the type that come in a rectangle package and has a hanging holder. Sort of like the following:

Does anyone have a plan for this type of holder they would be willing to share? I don’t need the rounded edges.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 05:51 PM

Will it be for kitchen or shop use?


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#3 posted 08-26-2012 06:39 PM

You could build this one easily. Take from the top or bottom.

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 10:52 AM

Bill: If I follow my usually path, the first will end up as firewood, the second in my shop, the third in my house (probably the utility room for this one) and then I will make a couple more and see if anyone wants to buy them.

Greg: This looks like the same Amazon ad that I grabbed the picture from. I don’t want to buy one I am hoping that I could find the plans to make a few.

DKV: yes that looks close to what I envisioned.

Does anyone have a plan for something like this?
I need to know how much extra space (length & width) beyond the size of the paper towels. How about the slot in the bottom? Should it be as wide as the paper towel or narrower? What about the center of the slot, I recall that it is bigger so you can reach up and grab a paper towel if it does not feed correctly?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 11:03 AM

I think you need to just figure out what works for you, I don’t know if all brands of C-fold towels are identical in size.

I have the stainless steel version. Inside of box is about 1/2 inch wider and 1/4 inch deeper than the towels footprint, but stainless is slippery so you’d have to sand well and then coat the wood so the towels don’t snag. Hole in bottom runs almost all the way across and is about 2 1/2 inches wide in middle and tapers to about an inch on the ends. Height will be however many packs of towels you want to stick in there, mine is about 15 inches high and holds 2 plus packages.

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