How to build a wood grocery bag storage dispenser that is wall mounted. It’s similar to building a simple bird house. What a great way to use scrap wood!
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I’ve made a lot of fabric grocery bag holders. When I had extra feed bags, I even wrote about how to turn those into these dispensers for Mother Earth News. Today I want to show you how to build a bag dispenser from wood.
It’s EASY and a great option for scrap wood.
You’ll need two long pieces for the front and back, two side pieces, and one short piece for the bottom. The top will be open.
Start by taking your front piece and cutting a hole towards the bottom; the tool below is a drill with a hole saw attachment.
There’s a piece of scrap wood underneath to prevent blow out when it comes through the back.
When you finish that, you can use wood glue and brad nails to attach the front to the sides.
Then you can attach the bottom of the dispenser.
I setup my dispenser hole so the bags will come out the front of this, but you could also consider putting that hole in the bottom.
You want to use a piece of thinner scrap wood for the back. Nobody will see it so it doesn’t need to be pretty! I use two drill bits, one bigger than the other, to create holes for hanging this up!
Then I glued the back piece on and used brad nails to attach it.
You can finish the dispenser in any way you want! I threw on a quick blast of spray paint to match my laundry room.
Get on the waiting list for the woodworking plan! You’ll receive an email when it’s available.
As an alternative to paint, you could always opt to decorate one of these with wood burned design. Here’s my guide to how to get start wood burning.
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