Rolls of brown paper come in handy in the workshop, but it can be hard to find a convenient place to store and cut them. One solution is to screw two metal hooks horizontally to the wall of the shop far enough apart so the paper fits between them.

Next, cut a wooden dowel slightly longer than the distance between the hooks, and slide the roll of paper on it.

Hang the dowel on the hooks, and screw a 1” x 4” board into the studs about 14” below the paper.

To use, simply pull the paper down and cut it to length with a utility knife.

You can hang other items as well, such as paper towels or rolls of tape.

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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