Toilet paper! Yay!? Wait… wait… that doesn’t sound as exciting as it did when we were making our BEER sign.
Well even though toilet paper isn’t as exciting as beer is, you’ll see a strong similarity between the previous man cave beer sign and our current project, the Industrialized Pipe Toilet Paper and Shelf. The build materials are the same, the tools needed are the same and the final design is similar in nature. So let’s continue and see how simple this should be to put together.
DIY – Industrialized Pipe Toilet Paper Holder with Shelf
Tools Needed for this Project:
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This should be familiar, as the pieces purchased here are the same as the one’s purchased for our beer sign tutorial. Heck, you might even have purchased extra from before and can skip this step!
- Quantity (1) one. 1/2″ diameter Black Iron Floor Flange Fitting
- Quantity (1) one. 1/2″ diameter Black Steel Tee Fitting
- Quantity (1) one. 1/2″ diameter 90-Degree Black Iron Elbow Fitting
- Quantity (2) two. 1/2″ diameter x 1.5″ length Black Steel Nipple Fitting
- Quantity (1) one. 1/2″ diameter x 2.5″ length Black Steel Nipple Fitting
- Quantity (1) one. 1/2″ diameter x 6″ length Black Steel Nipple Fitting
- Quantity (2) two. 1/2″ diameter Black Iron Cap Fitting
- Quantity (1) one. 1″ x 8″ x 4′ White Pine Board – You really only need 1″ x 5″ x 9″
Other goodies you can pull from around your shop (if you don’t have them already) are:
- All purpose degreaser and cleaner
- 60 grit and 220 grit sandpaper
- Wood Finish. In this DIY, we just used a few coats of Minwax English Chestnut and Johnson paste wax, just like we have in our previous builds.
- A 7/8-in Woodboring Spade Drill Bit
- A really good pair of joint pliers.
- Lastly… as usual… AN AWESOME AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE!!!
Step One – Clean and Degrease
Much like our previous DIY builds, the first thing we need to do is gather the industrialized pipe supplies listed above to clean and degrease them. You don’t want to be handling these pieces prior to cleaning, as they tend to make an incredible mess! Trust me…
Put all of your pipe pieces in a large bucket or container, and add in your Zep all purpose degreaser and cleaner. Clean as per the directions. Let it soak for at least five (5) minutes, wipe clean and dry. All of this sounding familiar so far? 🙂
Step Two – Laying Out and Test Fit
As we only have a few pieces, the layout and test fit here should be pretty straight forward. The pipe pieces have been listed below in the diagram to make it a little easier. Site note – the piece of wood the in the below picture is just scrap. You can ignore it.
Step Three – Two Simple Wood Cuts and a Hole
Lucky for you, this is the only cuts we’ll need to do in this project! Two simple wood cuts, and a hole drilled with your 7/8-in Woodboring Spade Drill Bit, and you’re good to go! We’ll cut our scrap at 5″ height and 8.75″ wide. For your spade bit hole, you’ll want to measure at 1.125″ from both the bottom and side, and drill straight through with your 7/8″ spade bit.
Step Four – The Pipe Through the Hole… Wait…
Hmmm… title doesn’t sound appropriate, but that’s what we’re doing here! We should put all of our pipe pieces together, and make sure our 7/8″ hole is big enough to attached to our piping pieces. If so, make sure your shelf isn’t too wide, and fits snug against the flange for additional support
Step Five – Sand, Stain, Finish
Assuming you don’t need to tightening anything up, you’re already at your sand, stain and finish step. Awesome! As we’ve done in the past, we’ll want to sand with both 60 and 220 grit, wipe clean, apply our Minwax English Chestnut stain and our Johnson paste wax, as per the directions.
Step Six – Annnnndddddd… we’re done!
How easy was that?! Some industrialized pipe screwed together, two simple wood cuts, one 7/8″ hole, sand, stain and finish. Maybe 15 minutes, max! Now go enjoy your toilet paper holder and shelf! Hmmm… need to work on my headings! 🙂
Step Seven – Share, Like, Comment, Purchase
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If you found this DIY project to be too difficult, or don’t have enough time to complete it, feel free to purchase it from our Etsy shop! I mean, we’ll eventually run out of room in our house if we keep everything we make, so it’s win/win!