Rack-n-Roll Dispenser

Rack-n-Roll Craft Room Dispenser

Rack-n-Roll Dispenser

My Victorian-inspired Rack-n-Roll dispenser

I know, it’s been a while since I posted anything. I’ve been busy!! I’ll try to do better.

I needed a few small wall shelves for my craft room. I found some very cheap ($5/each) used wooden shelves to recycle into what I wanted. I quickly changed my mind after I got them home. I could use a wall-mounted dispenser more than shelves. Something that could hold all the supplies I use that came on a roll, like various tapes, wax paper, plastic wrap, foil, etc. This is what I came up with. I hope you like it.

old shelves

old used shelves

The shelves were very heavy for their size and made from a wood composite material…not sure what considering the age of them.

cut up and basic assembly

basic assembly

decorative moldings

Experimenting with IOD decorative moldings

altered yardsticks

Altered yardsticks for cross members.

I recycled the metal cutter strips from the boxes all the rolls came in.

Chalk Paint

Chalk Paint, wow what a great invention!

I love chalk paint. It covers almost any surface, no priming of raw wood, and it can be finished with a clear coat of Polycrylic or wax.

black wax

Homemade black wax

Check YouTube for DIY videos on how to make your own soft clear finishing wax (beeswax pellets + baby oil) and how to tint the wax with any unique color you may need.

Rack-n-Roll ready

Rack-n-Roll ready

The Rack turned out even prettier than I imagined!

Bill rolls

Big rolls

A friend discovered my unfinished Rack-n-Roll on the workbench and wanted it. I finished the Rack in the manner requested (with black wax).  I now need to make another for myself maybe with more racks! Good thing I made a pattern, huh.