A Paper Towel Holder In A Split Second

Shoppe No. 5
by Shoppe No. 5
2 Materials
3 Hours
Have you ever looked at something but saw it as something else? I do that a lot. My brain just looks at objects differently. I thought of a paper towel holder in a split second when I looked at a piece of PVC pipe. In that split second, I knew what I would do with a small round piece of wood I bought at a booth that was going out of business where my booth located.
I ended up buying a piece of galvanized pipe -3/8 inches in diameter and 12 inches long along with a slip cap and flange.  I also bought screws but didn’t think to check to make sure the top was bigger than the hole in the flange.  I bought different screws although the guy in the aisle suggested washers.  I will have to remember that in the future.
The wood round slightly beat up so I used a very little bit of wood filler to smooth it out and then sanded it with 80 grit and then 120 grit sandpaper.   I painted both sides of the small wood round twice.
I am bad at math, very bad but I wanted to make sure the little feet were uniform so I measured in two inches from the round part on either side and snapped a chalk line.  I did the same thing opposite.
Then I drilled a small pilot hole where the two lines cross in all four corners for lack of a better word.  I happened to have small white furniture feet that I hammered in.  This way the plaque won’t directly on the counter. I flipped it over and got my center by measuring the diameter and snapping a chalk line.  I centered the flange and marked where the screws would go.  Drill small pilot holes, then screw in the screws.
Screw the pipe in the flange and the slip cap on the top.  There you have it, an industrial style paper towel holder.  For more details visit my blog, shoppeno5.com
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