Epoxy Toilet Paper Dispenser 7" by 6"

8 Materials
$15
5 Days
Medium

When we moved in into our apartment, we had an old toilet paper dispenser in our bathroom.

Other than being plain boring dispenser, our main issue with it was the time-consuming process of replacing an empty toilet paper roll to a new one.

So, we've created this awesome dispenser which is easy to maintain, pleasant on the eye and has space to put down either a phone or a book while you're doing your business...

Or cutting the brances
Or cutting the brances

We began by scouting the outdoors for nice looking branches.

Ready to be sewn, we took our branches to the workshop and set the saw to cut about 1" thick pieces.

We used about 30 pieces for out dispenser.

epoxy toilet paper dispenser 7 by 6

Then we dried the pieces in the oven. It took about an hour on a low temperature to remove any moisture from the wood.

epoxy toilet paper dispenser 7 by 6

Then we built a sealed mold for the Epoxy. Using a framed box we applied duck-tape generously making sure we won't have any leaks and also making it easier to release once the Epoxy is dry. This is an important step. You should always make sure your mold is completely sealed before pouring in the Epoxy.


We poured the Epoxy in two steps:


First, we poured just a thin layer enough to set the pieces in place.

The big logs are 7" long so the TP can roll freely.


As you can see, we made two dispensers at the same time so we could choose which one we like better.

After a couple of hours we poured the second layer.

We measured the approximate volume of the mold in order to make the correct amount of Epoxy mix.

It usually takes 24 hours to cure. Depended on the ambient temperature.

epoxy toilet paper dispenser 7 by 6

We cut the cured Epoxy to two. Each half one make one dispenser.

epoxy toilet paper dispenser 7 by 6

After trimming the edges, we sanded the surface to make it smooth.

The Epoxy immediately turned opaque. To make it transparent again we applied another thin layer of Epoxy.

epoxy toilet paper dispenser 7 by 6

Using a Router we rounded the edges,

We set the saw to make a 45 degree cut. Then, we glued the two pieces together, creating a 90 degree. After the glue set, we applied the final Epoxy layer to get the shiney look back.

epoxy toilet paper dispenser 7 by 6
epoxy toilet paper dispenser 7 by 6

A close-up of the finish product.

epoxy toilet paper dispenser 7 by 6
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  • Dee
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Very nice work. It looks very pleasing to the eye 👍😀

  • Anjela Bradley
    on Jan 8, 2019

    I love this,I live near the sea so my bathroom is boat and nautical with dried odd large stained wooden abstract pieces with shells etc ,this is a fantastic idea ! Sadly I can't use a saw 🤔,but love the idea,must ask a friends man to help me add this to my bathroom,would also look fantastic on an old linen box,I love au natural look,fantastic guys 😊

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