You can spend a lot of money on a commercial version or make your own standing toilet paper holder using materials easily available. The design requires round slices of a kind used to make plaques, small table tops or lamp feet, but you can also cut your own from suitable size wood layers, with a jigsaw and routing or sanding the edges to shape.
Find centers both wooden dishes with a ruler. Turn the ruler perpendicular to the first line at the selected point and measure halfway again. The place where both lines meet is the center toilet paper holder. Drill a test hole all the way through the center of both discs, using 1/16 inch drill to mark centers on both sides of the disc. Drill the four marked points for the feet at the same time, but drill only 1/2 inch depth – they should not enter the board.
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Use the same 1.5-inch spade bit to drill a whole 1 inch deep in the middle at the top of the 12-inch disc. Turn the 12-inch disc over and attach the four carbon feet using the guide holes as a guide for the screws. Use the carpenter’s glue to attach one end of the large paper holder or decorative spindle into the hole on top of the large disk. Put more glue on top of the plug and attach it to the bottom of the small disk. Use a small water pass to ensure that the plug or spindle is straight and allow the adhesive to dry.
Paste one end of the small wooden stick to the top of the small disc, similar to how to attach big dime in step 8. Attach the fin to the top of the small wooden stick. Level and let dry. Sand all parts easily, then use a please cloth to wipe away excess wood dust. Stain or paint as desired. Release a roll of toilet paper on the top wooden stick and slide down to rest on the top counter, where it will be convenient for use.
Tips and warnings
An easy way to locate the exact center of a circle is to cut out a piece of paper of the same size. Fold it in the middle, then fold the center again so that you have a quarter circle or circle shape. Fold and place the paper on top of the counter and place a pencil through the place where the fold lines intersect, marking the wood below. Stop drilling when the bottom of the band is in line with the top of the board. Remove the excess carpenter’s glue with a damp cloth before it has a chance to dry, or will prevent the absorption of the stain into the wood and leave a clear stain on your project.