Cloud Toilet Paper Storage

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About: I love to build DIY wood projects.

DIY Cloud Toilet Paper Storage. Ever went through every drawer in hopes of finding that one last roll of toilet paper? This should definitely take care of that. Also it adds a unique touch to the bathroom.

Supplies:

• 51"x22" - 3/4" Plywood (x1)

Brad Nails

2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws

Wood Glue

Tools for this project
Drill

Kreg Jig Mini

Tape Measure

Pipe Clamps

• Band Saw

Sander

Nail Gun

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Step 1: Cut Sheets and Glue

Take 3/4" thick plywood and cut six 11"x17" sheets using Table Saw. Glue the sheets by pairs to get 3 sets or boards. Clamp them together and let glue dry. I usually leave it overnight for glue to dry completely.

Step 2: Print Template and Glue on Boards

Once the glue dries, print out 11x17 templates provided in the PDF and glue the them on top of each board using regular kids paper glue.

Step 3: Cutting Out Cloud Shapes

Using a band saw, cut out the cloud shapes. Cutting with Jig Saw might work as well, but band saw works much better.

Step 4: Attaching Cloud Shapes Together

I designed the cloud shapes to overlap each other so that the entire cloud holds together stronger. Find a flat surface and place the first layer of cloud shapes. Glue the first and second layer together interlocking the shapes. Also, use Nail Gun with Brad Nails to secure it in place. Repeat with 3rd layer. Clamp it together and let the glue dry. Once the glue dries send it to remove rough or uneven edges.

Step 5: Pocket Holes for Wall Attachment

To attach the cloud to the wall, use Stud Finder to locate studs and mark it on the wall. Place the cloud on the wall at the desired location and height and transfer the marks onto the cloud. Using a Kreg Jig Mini, drill a pocket hole for 3/4" wood thickness on the inside of the cloud, but use 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws to attach it to the wall.

Step 6: Stain and Paint

Stain or paint before attaching the cloud to the wall. I used Jacobean Stain as my first layer. Than after stain dries my second layer was Chalky Finish pain. To apply Chalky Finish, spray water on the cloud and apply the paint using a rag. Wipe off extra paint with a dry rag. I also used polyurethane as my last layer to secure the paint and stain. That's it, you’re done with this beautiful Cloud Toilet Paper Storage.

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    drewscreen

    26 days ago

    It's definitely pretty when full, and looks to be quite well made, with a pretty good use of materials and a well documented build. I wonder why there are so many needlessly sharp corners on it though, especially when the bathroom is already statistically notorious for being the most dangerous room in the home. Also, since toilet paper's principle feature is it's absorbency, it might be a good idea to NOT place the paper cloud storage directly over the bowl where all the odors (read: bacteria) are generated. Maybe there's a good reason most people store their toilet paper in a cabinet.

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    Diez66

    4 weeks ago

    Love this, just want to make it but no possibility as no band saw and my skill with a jig saw just say's NO.
    So thanks for sharing, maybe one day I will get a cheap usable jig saw and this will be a must do.

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    footplateDiez66

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    So use a coping saw (its a hand held very fine blade manual old fashioned bandsaw. I know its not as fast but YOU control the cut unlike a jigsaw. It will also give you a bit of exercise, so its a win win situation.

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    Diez66footplate

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    That's a good thought, I really like the win, win bit.
    If and when I do this I will feedback, thanks.

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    RobA4

    5 weeks ago

    This may sound like an odd question, but which TP brand/version did you use for this?

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    TheDIYPlanRobA4

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Its Kirkland Signature Bath Tissue, we buy it at Costco. But most of the TP are about the same size.

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    KMoffettTheDIYPlan

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Have you looked at the TP options in any grocery or other Big Box stores? The OD and ID vary greatly among brands and types.

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    TheDIYPlanKMoffett

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    Costco is a Big Box store. The OD would very maybe 1/2" is diameter, and since TP is soft, most of the brands should fit.

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    wes_van

    4 weeks ago

    Love this.....a great way to store a mundane but necessary item. A conversation piece for the bathroom.

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    thepoisonivy

    4 weeks ago

    Best product specific storage solution EVER. <3

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    attosa

    5 weeks ago

    That is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm trying to make time to learn this kind of work this summer but I'm feeling intimidated. Thanks for the inspiration with your gorgeous project.

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    TheDIYPlanattosa

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Thank
    you. It’s a simple project, just takes some time to cut all those pieces out. If
    you have a band saw or a jig saw, I’m sure you could do it.

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    wsmith08961

    5 weeks ago

    What an excellent idea. I will definitely make this the next weekend.

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    zakbobdop

    5 weeks ago

    Technology is developing even more. Now you can store your toilet paper "on the cloud" lol

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    WeTeachThemSTEM

    5 weeks ago

    Such an awesome idea! I love the finish you created. Looks great!