I created this industrial oil-bubbed bronze papertowel/TP holder using a wood base and black iron pipe and fittings!
Time: 2 HoursCost: $20Difficulty: Medium
You can buy a pre-cut 12" black pipe nipple, floor flange and cap at Home Depot. 3/4" diamer is perfect for a roll of paper towels.
I cleaned the pipe and fittings well, then assembled and spraypainted with one coat of gold and one coat of ORB.
To create the base, I cut a 6"x6" octagon out of 1x8 pine. Then I routed it to create fancy edges, sanded, stained, and polyurethaned it.