How to make a toilet paper holder out of pallets and broomstick wood.
Have that rustic and beautiful look in your bathroom.
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Step 1: Start Cutting
Cut 2 pieces of pallet wood at the same length with any kind of saw that you have close. I chose 35cm of length.
Step 2: Gluing
Sand roughly one side of both pieces to remove the asperity of it so the glue can stick better.
Apply glue over all the sanded pallet sides and sandwich them togheter.
Use clamps or heavy stones to apply pressure.
Step 3: Draw
Draw all the lines that you'll need to cut.
You should know that the average length from side to side of a toilet paper is 10cm, and from the center to the end of the paper, 6cm.
Step 4: Cut and Shape the Wood
Use a Jig Saw to do all the cutting.
First cut out the edges, and since it's already clamped down, sand it flush.
Step 5: Sand
Sand everything with 80 grit paper going through 120, 180 and finish with 220 grit sand paper.
Step 6: The Holder Itself
For the actual holder, I used a broomstick that I found.
Use a knife or screw driver, or a chisel to carve the pallet wood for the broomstick stick.
Step 7: Finish
Apply oil or varnish to finish the project.
And remove the excess with a dry rag.