Hi there! Here’s a super simple and essential project that anyone can do! I love nothing better than DIY, so when our TP holder was on the fritz I decided to build something 🙂 This one even has a shelf for your cell phone!

Difficulty easy


Other Tools

  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Clamps
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Pipe Wrenches
    Pipe Wrenches


Wood Products

  • 1 Board , 1x4 , Scrap

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 1/2" x 6" Steel Pipe Nipple
  • 1 1/2" Floor Flange
  • 3 1/2" Connector Nipples
  • 1 1/2" Elbow
  • 1 1/2" Tee
  • 2 1/2" End Caps
  • 2 3/4" Washers

Cut List & Parts

  • 1 Shelf , 1x4 x 9 1/2"


  • Gather Supplies

    Gather up your supplies :) Don't forget the 2 washers that aren't pictured.

  • Clamp and drill hole in scrap wood

    Using a 3/4" Spade Bit, drill a hole in your scrap piece of wood centered 2" from one end. I like to drill the hole about 3/4 of the way through, then flip the wood and finish on the other side for a cleaner hole :)

  • Sand and Stain Wood

    Go ahead and sand and stain your wood, and set aside.

  • Assemble Pipe

    Now, take one of your washers and place on the bottom thread of one of the small nipples.

  • Assembly, cont.

    Then screw that into one end of your tee.

  • Cont.

    Now add another nipple on the side of your tee along with the floor flange.

  • Pipe, cont.

    Then add your final short nipple, along with your elbow, 6" nipple, and an end cap.

  • Final assembly

    Now, slide your 1x4 onto the top nipple over the washer. Add the other washer over the wood, and finish with the second end cap.

  • Tighten up

    Use 2 pipe wrenches to tighten everything up, making sure the bottom long nipple and shelf are facing the direction you'd like :)

  • Install

    All finished! Now, go ahead and install. It's best if you can screw at least 2 of the holes of the floor flange into a stud in the wall.
    Thanks for checking out this project! Hope yours turns out great!