Tic Tac Toe Toilet Paper Holder




Introduction: Tic Tac Toe Toilet Paper Holder

About: Hi my name is David, I like to make things out of Wood, also like to take things apart and fixed them.

This week guys, I made a wooden Toilet Paper holder in the shape of a Tic Tac Toe game. I seen these on Pinterest, but didn't find any instructions on how to make one. This is my version, using some scrap White Pine wood, add a little stain and paint.

I have also included the video from my Youtube channel

What you will need:

Table Saw

Dado set for the Table saw

Enough wood for 8 pieces 20" long x 4 1/8" wide x 3/4" thick and 6 pieces 6" long x 4 1/8" wide x 3/4" thick


Wood Filler

Putty Knife

Sander with 220 grit Sandpaper

Minwax Dark Walnut stain

Red Paint

Sawtooth hangers


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Step 1: Rip Stock

I first gathered up enough wood for the project, then I setup the Table saw at 4 1/8" wide, ripped the stock.

Step 2: Cut to Length

Then I installed my Table Saw sled, and added a stop block at 20". We need 8 pieces, I cut 9, going to use one for setting up the Dado cuts. I also cut 6 pieces 6" long.

Note I used my Table Saw, but you could use a Mitre Saw instead.

Step 3: Install Dado Blades

Now we need to install the Dado blades, make sure that the machine is off and unplugged, Safety First.

Install enough blades to cut the thickness of your stock.

Step 4: Saw Dodos

After we install the Dado blades, do a test cut to make sure it's wide enough for your boards, if not add or subtract blades. Then set to a height of 2 1/16", adjust the fence with a stop block of wood clamped to the fence. For the first cuts, set it at 1", cut the Dado, then flipped the board around and do the other side. Once all 8 pieces are done, rest the stop block at 6 3/4" and repeat the process. Then for the X's, set the stop block at 2 5/8" and cut them.

Note I done one piece at a time, I would recommend clamping several pieces together to help on Tearout

Step 5: Putty and Sand

Because of tear out on my dado slots, I had to apply some wood putty to the Tear out.

Let the putty dry a few hours and then sand with 220 grit sandpaper.

Step 6: Assembly

Now that we have the pieces sanded, it's time to assemble your parts. This is easy, just align slots together and push, they might be a little tight. You might have to use a Rubber mallet to hammer the pieces together.

Step 7: Stain and Paint

Now it's time to Stain and paint your pieces. I decide to stain the frame with Minwax Dark Walnut stain. Brush a good coat of stain onto the wood, let it set for about 10 to 15 minutes, then wiped off the excess.

As for the X's, I decide to paint them Red.

Step 8: Sealer

After letting the stain dry overnight, I sprayed a couple coats of Matte Clear finish.

Step 9: Hardware

After letting the clear coat dry, I attach 2 Sawtooth hangers, as you can see in the picture, I use a piece of tape to hold the tiny nails while hammering.

Step 10: Finish

Now hang the frame and install your X's and toilet paper, I made mine to fit the Double rolls from Angel soft. If you have bigger rolls, you will have to adjust your dimensions. Thanks for checking out my Instructable, hope this helps someone to build your own. I know my comes in handy, because I have a small closet in my bathroom.

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8 Discussions

Eh Lie Us!
Eh Lie Us!

3 months ago

man, you work came out great! Nothing...crappy about it. Ouch. sorry. i couldn't resist.

Thanks for the step-by-steps.


1 year ago

What size is each block?


2 years ago

Fun toilet paper holder, I like it!


2 years ago

this is really cool but you should have made 5 x's you know, to be tic, tac, toe accurate!


Reply 2 years ago

Yes I guess your right, but then it wouldn't hold as much Toilet Paper


Reply 2 years ago

AHH very true! so the question remains, to be (realistic) or not to be (realisitic) XD

Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

2 years ago

That is so fun and clever! It's great when things can be both decorative and functional :)