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I hate running out of toilet paper so I wanted my stash to be right next to the toilet.  I wanted to incorporate the toilet paper ironically into the decor instead of hiding it.  Why?  Because that’s my idea of a good time!   Oh and I also wanted a reason to show you all a picture of my throne.


I achieved my lofty goal by using leftovers from a free coffee table I acquired and cut up and reshaped and some old trim boards I recovered from my living room reno project.

mcm table

This table used to be about 6′ long x 30″ wide.  We were hitting knees way too often, but it was free and the legs were great so I cut it in half, joined it together, and cut it into a circle which exposed the inside of the table which was a cool side effect. I used the cut-offs so that the cross section was visible and to the front of the rectangular cube.


You could easily recreate something like this out of any wood you may have or something old that you can cut up.  You might want to get the wood cut into the needed widths by someone at Lowe’s or a local woodworker if you don’t have a table saw.  You can cut to length and cut the notches to fit on the ledge with a  jigsaw or a hand saw and  a chisel.


I am just going to give a general description of how to make this as it has to be made to the size of your space and you could come up with a myriad of configurations.


How To:

  1. Decide on the depth of your ledge and if you don’t have something the right width,  have a piece ripped or rip it to width on the table saw and then cut it to the desired length.
  2. Attach a piece on the  underside of the ledge that will serve as hanger for the ledge.  Glue it and brad it.  This piece should be about 1/3 of the ledge depth and the same length.  (if your ledge is much deeper you will need to use brackets instead of this)
  3. Attach a front trim to the ledge using glue and brads.  The size of the trim is up to you.  I used the same width as the edge of my “box”.
  4. Hang on the wall using screws and attach into studs
  5. Cut the wood for the box to the size you determined will work for your space.
  6. Using a butt joint glue and screw or brad the box together.
  7. Mark the back of the box for the ledge and cut the notches according to how much you want the box to set out from the ledge.  (make it a tight fit and the cuts as clean as possible)
  8. Slide the box onto the ledge.  If you haven’t cut it to fit well enough, you could tack it in place with screws or brads in a way which is hidden.



Go forth and create.

Thanks so much for visiting 🙂

modern tp holder
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