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ok just about done..think it will work. I made this mostly with 5/4 by 4's not 2 by 4's but either would work and the 2 by 4s might give it more stability, needs a weight on the back...first I cut all the lumber and made a hole and groove for the 1/2 inch dowel on the 2 by 2 uprights that hold the paper towel roll using a 5/8 special drill bit that gives flat holes and chiseled out the rest, then i built the base and the main post complex, then i put everything together that sits on top, attaching the plywood last, screwing in from the front. Lastly there will be two strips, each 13" long across the top and the bottom to hold the sheets of paper towels, with about 1/4" thick spacers i made from drilling a hole down the middle of a 5/8" diameter dowel. the strips I got are 1/4 thick and 3/4" wide molding from the hardware store, though I think thicker molding or even better some hardwood would be less likely to split. I need to buy a table saw. I am going to paint it with a matte black primer paint, one or two coats. I will give an update once I test it out. So the materials needed are the following:Base: (5/4x4 or 2x4)One 25 inches Two 14 inches long (the pieces going back) One 3 1/2 long spacer at the back (2 by 2) brace -17 inches long at the long measurement cut at 45 degrees at the endsTop assembly: Dowel approx 13 1/2 inches Uprights _(2x2's:) Two of them- 9 inches long each (holding the dowel) Rear main piece (that holds the uprights)--15 1/2" ( Posts going forward to plywood-Two 11 " each Spacers at back and front- Two 3 1/2 inches each Plywood 1/4 inch thick birch plywood, 13 inches wide buy 16 inches tall, attached fairly low, there is 2 /12 inches from the bottom of the plywood up to the bottom of those forward-going posts that the plywood is screwed into.
I came up with this design for a paper towel holder with a wiping pad area. The horizontal roll pulls down right into the trash can under the TV trey, any small table would work. The vertical roll is for when you need a towel or two for your hand. You would need to be fair woodworker for this project to build one on your own. I thought enough of this to get a patent pending. I would like to talk to you Mark about marketing this. [email protected]
Hi Mark, Marketing is tough, so is the manufacturing. Which is why I was thinking of offering this design to Geneva. I trust your Brand and you played no small part in this idea. If you have any interest, let's go private. [email protected]