I mean, I just couldn’t see myself putting in a standard one… could you?!
I have never shown how it was built, and since a reader asked, it was worth a mention.
It all started with a reclaimed wood tray. Two checkerboards were attached to two boards, then handles built up. The tutorial link above shows you how it was done. Very easy!
And then I held a yard stick across the front of the two handles, but had NO idea how to attach it. The handle also had to swing freely for easy loading.
This was getting intense… it felt a little like the game Mousetrap. So many moving gizmos to fret over.
So into the garage I went. This is where you pull out all those rusty tins full of rusted stuff rusted together. You don’t know why you have it but you’re sure glad you do.
Lo and behold, this strange metal something or other was buried. Adding a washer and a screw, it was attached to one yardstick handle. Done!
But how would I attach that yardstick on the other side? Something that would allow the arm to swing up and down?
And then it came to me. BE SURE AND TAKE NOTES.
The screw should probably have been one that had a nut on the end and not pointy. (I’m sure there’s an official name for that kind… nut and bolt?) But this is what I had on short notice.
We don’t have small children in our home, so this sufficed.
And it works.
And I should replace it with a nut and bolt one day.
If I remember.
So I don’t give away my rustic building techniques.
In case my trade secret is copied…
A checkerboard toilet paper holder turned out to be one of my own personal favourite accessories in the bathroom. But not because it looks rather cool and makes for an interesting eye grab. That’s icing on the cake.
It holds more than one lowly roll… try up to FOUR!
Can I get an Amen to that?
Part of the salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover HERE