I love anything made with plumbers pipe. Ever since I made my plumbers pipe bench I have had a slight obsession with using it in other projects! I used some plumbers pipe when I made my crank table last year too! The challenge myself and my blogging friends used for this knock off tour was to find something on pinterest that we liked and make our own version of it. Not hard to do since one could spend days drooling over images on pinterest! I knew I wanted to do something with plumbers pipe for my challenge and when I saw a couple of DIY Industrial Paper Towel Holder projects I knew that was what I wanted to do for this knockoff tour!
My inspiration came from Taryn of Design Dining Diapers (she has a style that I absolutely love!).
This has got to be one of the easiest projects I have ever done. The supplies I used are:
scrap piece of wood
1 – 3/4″ 12″ pipe1 – 3/4″ flange
1 – 3/4″ connector
Stain & 4 Screws
To start I grabbed some scrap wood in the basement cut it down to roughly 6″ square, sanded the wood then used some left over stain. The next day I screwed the flange onto the piece of wood, screwed the pipe to the flange, put the paper towel roll on and screwed on a connector at the top. I wanted to use materials I already had on hand hence why I didn’t use a T connector on the top like was used in my inspiration photo.
When I was making this industrial paper towel holder I thought the holder would make an awesome photo frame holder too, so I made a second one and attached a frame I had already on hand. To attach the frame to the plumbers pipe I used some twine and a conduit pipe clip. You could use screws and screw the conduit pipe clip to the back of the frame but I wanted to easily swap the photo out in the frame so I opted for twine instead.
I ended up making two projects from my inspiration project! Not sure which I’m loving more the paper towel holder or the photo frame holder!
Don’t forget to check out what my amazing blogging friends have done for their knockoff challenge too! You can see all their projects below!