Paper Towel Roll Holder
Paper Towel Roll Holder
Paper Towel Roll Holder

After one too many rounds of fumbling with a roll of paper towels while working at the resin 3D printer, I whipped out this quick paper towel roll holder. It’s a laser-cut strip of quarter-inch-thick acrylic, a three-quarter inch dowel I had on-hand and, a couple discs of MDF. It drops into the wire rack I am using as a 3D printing workstation. There are screw holes for mounting, if someone wanted to put it somewhere like under a cabinet.

Sandwich either side of each bend point in the acrylic between small pieces of MDF or plywood to constrain the bend to a straight line. Heat with a heat gun and, bend both ends 90 degrees in the same direction.

Cut the dowel to 11.5 inches. Sand a little, if desired. Glue the discs on the ends and, allow to dry.

The dowel goes through the tube of the paper towel roll, then drops in to the slots.

Here is a fast (and quiet) assembly video if you prefer to see it done:

It’s a quick and dirty design with many opportunities for improvement but, here is the design file, in case it is useful to anyone.

Design Files

These files are for personal, non-commercial use only. If you want to produce these to sell or for other business use, please contact me to arrange for licensing terms.  Also note that, by referencing these, you are agreeing to release any variations you create under identical terms.

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Evermore Studio Paper Towel Roll Holder (SVG)

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