Napkin Holder Plan
List of Material
A=3/4 x 8" Dowel
B=3 x 8" Board (1")
C=8 x 8" Board (1")
D=1/4 x 6" Dowel
Paint or Clear Finish
This holder is designed to hold napkins that are a maximum of 7" square. It can be made for any size napkin by changing dimensions.
Any kind of wood may be used. A nice hardwood with a clear finish looks very good.
Cut Out Instructions for Wood:
1. Locate the two dowel holes in B 3/8" from each end and centered (1.5 ") from the edges. Drill a 1/4" hole at each end, all the way through the wood. Mark a light pencel line at the center edge of both ends of B.
2. Clamp item B to dowel item A lining up the pencil lines on B where the dowel touches. Using the holes in B as a template, drill a 1/4" hole into A about 1/2" deep at one end. Insert one dowel, item D through the hole in B into A to keep the alignment. Drill the other 1/4" hole.
3. Remove clamp holding A and B together. Mark, with a light pencel line, the center of opposite edges of item C.
4. Line up pencel marks on B and C and clamp together. Using the holes in B as a template, drill 1/4" holes into C about 1/2" deep.
5. The two holes through B for the 1/4 " dowel should be a little larger than 1/4 " to allow B to easily slide up and down the dowels. Use a drill bit one or two sizes larger than 1/4" to drill the larger holes in B.
6. To make the project a little fancier, use a router on all top edges of B and C. This is optional.
1. Insert a drop of glue in each hole in C and insert dowels D.
2. Place B over the dowels D. If edge of B has been routered, place B with routed edge on top.
3. Insert a drop of glue in each hole in A and insert dowels D into each hole.
4. Apply finish (either paint or stain and varnish) to the project.
1. Lift item B to remove napkin(s).
2. Release item B.
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Last updated 29 Dec 2006