Making a Napkin Holder: Easy Woodworking Project

In the video “DIY Napkin Holder,” Wengels Workshop demonstrates how to create a practical and stylish napkin holder, addressing a common household need while cutting back on paper towel usage.

This straightforward project is perfect for those looking to add a touch of handmade charm to their dining space.

Watch The Full How To Build Video:

The napkin holder consists of four components: a base, two vertical walls, and a weight to keep the napkins in place. Wengels uses a beautiful combination of walnut and maple, adding a touch of elegance to the final product.

The process starts with gluing up the base, using a tile as a reference to ensure it remains flat, and then moving on to preparing the piece that will serve as the paperweight.

A key part of the construction involves creating notches in the base and vertical walls using a crosscut sled. These notches allow the pieces to fit together securely and provide the necessary stability for the holder. Wengels carefully cuts these notches, ensuring precision and a perfect fit.

For the weight, Wengels designs a cutout where the paperweight will slide into place, effectively holding the napkins down. The paperweight is then refined by rounding off the sharp edges with a table saw and router, giving it a smooth, finished look.

Before assembly, all the pieces are routed and sanded to remove any rough edges. Wengels then applies Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner, a food-safe finish, which is ideal for items that will be placed on the dining table. This not only protects the wood but also enhances its natural beauty.

Throughout the video, Wengels provides clear instructions and demonstrates each step methodically, making it easy for viewers to follow along and replicate the project. The use of close-up shots and detailed explanations ensures that even beginners can tackle this project with confidence.

“DIY Napkin Holder” is an excellent tutorial for anyone looking to create a functional and attractive addition to their home. Wengels Workshop’s expertise and clear guidance make this video a valuable resource for woodworkers of all skill levels.