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Forum topic by MOJOE posted 06-14-2009 04:59 AM 8301 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2009 04:59 AM

Hey folks,
New to the forum here, and have a question. This evening at dinner, my mother-in-law inquired about a “box” for a roll of saran wrap that could sit on her counter top. I am not having much luck finding a pic on the net, so I wondered if anyone would have any ideas.

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#1 posted 06-14-2009 05:06 AM

Hey Joe Welcome to LJs
I would just use a box the wrap comes in as a estimate of the correct size and adjust for the thickness of the wood. You could use a hacksaw blade to cut the wrap with and maybe have a sliding top to put the plastic wrap in the box.

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#2 posted 06-14-2009 07:34 AM

Ditto on Jim’s comments. Check with her about maybe making a multiple rolled goods dispenser; Plastic wrap, waxed paper, and Aluminum foil.

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#3 posted 06-14-2009 04:51 PM

Or, make one that mounts under the cabinet – leaves the counter top free and utilizes free space.

Here’s some different ideas

Multi Dispenser
Another One
Last One

(Obviously, you’ll need to translate the first two to wood)

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#4 posted 06-15-2009 07:07 PM

Here is one that might work for you. I made this to mount on the wall in my shop to hold waxed paper. Found it in one of my magazines but think I have seen it online somewhere as well.

I was right, it was on Wood Magazine’s website – Waxed Paper Dispenser.

If you want to get a little more complicated, you might try this kitchen organizer. Plans for this are available are available on Binky's Woodworking Website.

Hope that this helps.


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#5 posted 06-16-2009 04:57 AM

Thanks a lot for the ideas, I will pass them on the the mother-in-law and get her thoughts.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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