Hello The 36th Avenue readers! It’s Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers and I’m here to share a quick DIY project with all of you, my new Industrial Paper Towel Holder. I’ve been remodeling our kitchen for the past few months (you can view the progress on Instagram and I am excited to say I’m finally in the accessorizing stage! Isn’t that the best?!

The other night, we ate out at a BBQ place and the restaurant had these Industrial Paper Towel Holders on each of the tables. I instantly fell in love and thought they would look perfect in my industrial kitchen. So I cut a piece of scrap wood and picked up some plumbing hardware and made my own. Seriously, they are SO easy!


8X8 Piece of Wood

220 Grit Sand Paper

Minwax Dark Walnut Stain

Satin Polyurethane

1/2″ Galvanized Floor Flange

1/2″ X 12″ Galvanized Pipe

1/2″ Tee Fitting

(4) 0.75-in Screws

Start by cutting a piece of 1″ wood into a 8X8″ square and sand it with 220 grit sand paper. Sand until smooth and gently round the corners.

Give it a coat of Minwax Dark Walnut (my favorite!). I always prefer to apply my stain with a soft cloth. I think it gets better coverage.

Let it dry and then apply a coat of satin polyurethane to seal and project the wood.

Find the center of the piece of wood and screw down the Floor Flange.

Screw in the Pipe and then top it off with the Tee Fitting.

It feels so good to get a little organized in the kitchen!

Thanks to Desiree for having me over today!


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7 Responses to Industrial Paper Towel Holder Tutorial

  1. Jamielyn Nye says:

    Love this! So so creative!

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