Fan Blade Paper Towel HolderSeptember 6th, 2008 in projects
A dowel, a base, and the some towels. Standard. Simple.
But blech-boring! Spice up a ho-hum necessity in your home with
some cool vintage fan blades. It's fun,
it's industrial...it's FUNDUSTRIAL!
Two old bath fans (ours are 8 1/2 in. diameter)
One 1 1/2 in. dowel
One pre-cut, pre-drilled lamp base, 7 in. diameter
Two 3 in. bolts
Three 3/8 - 16 hex nut
Jig saw or hand saw
3/8 in. drill bit
Step 1: Measure and cut dowel (ours is 12 in. long.)
Step 2: Attach bottom fan blade to lamp base by running it through center hole and fastening with a hex nut on both sides.
Step 3: Drill 3/8 in. hole in center of each
Step 4: Cut off head of top bolt.
Step 5: Hammer end of bolt into drilled hole.
Step 6: Hammer dowel onto base and reinforce with glue.
Step 7: Slip on roll of paper towels.
Step 8: Put remaining fan on top and fasten with remaining hex bolt.
Step 9: Spill something. Grab a towel. Wipe it up.
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