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Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 09-05-2008 05:22 AM 1097 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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09-05-2008 05:22 AM

My daughter has decided that what she wants for Christmas is a free-standing, not wall-mount, storage unit to hold her kitchen wrap. I’ve looked far and wide via google but the only thing I can find is the wire, door-mounted ones. She is going to keep it on a shelf in her pantry.

I’m drawing a blank here, folks. I suppose I could just make an open-ended box and the rolls could fit in vertically but that seems rather simplistic. I also have considered a four compartment horizontal box with slits and some type of cutter for each roll, the rolls sliding in from the end.

Any thoughts and ideas would be very much appreciated.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".


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Paul M Cohen

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#1 posted 09-05-2008 11:08 AM

I have two one is made of wire it is two rolls wide (with boxes) and three rolls high. The boxes simply slide in from the front and are easily removed so the wrap can be dispensed and the cutter in the box can be used.

The second is also metal (Stainless Steel) and and mounts on a wall, here the rolls are removed from their boxes and roll on a 3/8” rod suspended between end brackets. This one has a very fancy cutter (which does not work all that well). The advantage is it holds a roll paper towels and well as two or more rolls of foil and wax papers. Just envision two end brackets with removable rods and fixed cutters.

I would take pictures but I don’t return home until 9/16.

-- Paul, Beaverton OR, www.TravelbyPaul.com

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Paul M Cohen

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#2 posted 09-05-2008 11:09 AM

I have two one is made of wire it is two rolls wide (with boxes) and three rolls high. The boxes simply slide in from the front and are easily removed so the wrap can be dispensed and the cutter in the box can be used.

The second is also metal (Stainless Steel) and and mounts on a wall, here the rolls are removed from their boxes and roll on a 3/8” rod suspended between end brackets. This one has a very fancy cutter (which does not work all that well). The advantage is it holds a roll paper towels and well as two or more rolls of foil and wax papers. Just envision two end brackets with removable rods and fixed cutters.

I would take pictures but I don’t return home until 9/16.

-- Paul, Beaverton OR, www.TravelbyPaul.com

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OutPutter

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#3 posted 09-05-2008 03:12 PM

Could you possibly design a holder that keeps the rolls verticle? There may be advantages such as using gravity to hold the rolls in place, not having to make sure the rolls don’t keep each other from rolling, etc. May be worth a think through anyway.

-- Jim

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Slacker

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#4 posted 09-07-2008 02:17 AM

huh… your daughter picked a winner. Think maybe a paper towel holder (those free-standing ones) with a cutter attached to something on the edge.

-- Adapt, improvise, overcome

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sIKE

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#5 posted 09-07-2008 04:08 AM

I see a box with a top lid and the holders for the role on each end. The front would have a slot cut out with a blade taken from a wrap box or a hack saw blade.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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LeeinEdmonton

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#6 posted 09-10-2008 05:25 AM

Good golly. The wife uses wrap & holder made by Ezee Wrap. It mounts under the upper kitchen cupboards & the roll is so thick that it lasts her at least 2 years & she uses it a lot.

-- Lee

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