DIY Toilet Paper Holder

Our metal toilet paper holder was driving me nuts because it kept falling off, dropping the toilet paper on the floor.

Start by cutting your wood. You need two 15″ cuts of your 1×6 board for the sides and three pieces cut to 9.5″

Step 1

Step 2

Your next step is to cut a dowel slightly longer than the width of your total toilet paper holder.

Each side piece needs a hole for the dowel to be inserted through. If you measure the size of your dowel end, you can use a spade bit to make the hole slightly larger.

Step 3

Step 4

Once the holes are made, you can add your middle piece. I measured how much space the toilet paper roll would require, then placed the middle shelf right over it.

The second 9.5″ board can go above the middle shelf on the back. This gives you a back for the toilet paper holder and this is what you’ll screw into your wall to hold it in place.

Step 5

At this point, you may want to carve out an area on your dowel so it’ll stay put better on the holder.

Step 6

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Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on  She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.