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Use simple woodworking skills to build a toilet paper roll holder that doubles as a handy bathroom shelf.
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Cut the back (A) to length from a 1 x 6 board (Toilet Paper Holder Shelf Project Diagram). Cut the top (B) from a 1 x 8 board.
On the upper face of the top, drill two countersunk 1/8-inch holes for the 1-3/4-inch screws that will attach it to the back. Continue the pilot holes into the edge of the back. Center the toilet tissue holder mounting bracket on the underside of the top along its length, and drill mounting screw pilot holes.
On the back, drill two countersunk 1/8-inch holes for the mounting screws.
Glue and screw the top to the back and let dry. Fill the screw holes with putty and sand smooth. Then sand the entire shelf with 120-grit and 180-grit sandpaper.
Apply three coats of paint (Grey Sanctuary shown) to the entire shelf. Let the final coat dry overnight.
Screw the toilet tissue holder mounting bracket to the underside of the top. Screw the back of the shelf level on a wall in your bathroom. If possible, drive at least one screw into a wall stud. Otherwise, add wall anchors as needed.
Waiting to add the toilet tissue holder last makes it easier to drive the mounting screws.
Touch up the heads of the screws to match the shelf. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to attach the toilet tissue holder to the mounting bracket.