After we opened our shop, my brother was asking if he bought the coffee filter stand, would it work as a napkin holder. Because he doesn’t drink coffee (how are we related?!) and needed a napkin holder. So being the good sister that I am 😉, I decided to make him a napkin holder.
This project started out a lot different than how you’re seeing it here. I kept tweaking the design and materials. It’s one of those projects where I wanted to make like 5 different designs, but Mike kept me in check and we stuck with just one. For now. I might have to go into the napkin holder business…😉
We ended up using corian as the base, because I wanted white to go with the brass rings. I wanted to try marble, but marble is very hard to drill, so Mike suggested corian, which is softer. I recommend buying some kind of sample piece or side splash like this, unless you also happen to just have pieces of corian laying around (Mike always seems to have everything, but it’s why I can’t walk through our garage 😜). You could also go the easy route and use wood and paint it white.Materials:
– Cut corian to size – we made ours 6.5” x 2-1/4”.
– Sand the edges.
– Lay a brass ring down on a flat surface. Lay a ruler across the ring and measure down 4-1/8” from the top center of the ring to the ruler, make a mark at the edge of the ruler on each side of the ring.
– Cut the ring at the marked spots using a cut-off tool.
– Repeat with the second ring.
– Measure and mark where the four holes for the brass rings will be: 1/2” in from the ends and 3/16” from the sides.
– Lay the ring in the position it will go and mark the angle that the holes will need to be drilled at.
– Using an 1/8” drill bit, drill your holes stopping before you drill all the way through.
– Test fit the ring into the holes; you may have to bend it out slightly to get it to go into the holes.
– Apply glue into the holes and put the ring into the holes. Make sure the rings are sitting perpendicular to the base and are parallel with each other.
– Let glue dry, fill with napkins and enjoy your handiwork.