Ken Wingard is turning a roll of toilet paper into a fun game!


  • 8, 23 in. long 1x6’s (wood boards)
  • 10, 5 ½ in. long 1x6’s (wood boards)
  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • Jigsaw
  • Rubber Mallet and Scrap Wood
  • 4, Adjustable Shelf Brackets or L-Brackets
  • Optional: Staple gun
Toilet Paper Tic Tac Toe Shelf - Home & Family


  1. Start with 8 wooden boards, exactly the same length and width.
  2. Measure 2 ½ inches from the ends of all the boards and mark it in pencil.
  3. Next, make another mark ¾ further inward on the board. (the space between these two lines should be equal to the width of the boards).
  4. From the inner markings, make another measurement 5 inches inward on each side and mark it.
  5. Again, measure and mark a space ¾ inch from the last pencil mark. You will have a total of 4, ¾ inch marks. These will be your cuts.
  6. Measure and mark the width of each board. This will be how deep your cuts will go into the board.
  7. (repeat all these measurements and marks over every one of the 23. Inch boards)
  8. Using the jigsaw to make all the perpendicular cuts down the board.
  9. When you get to the point of creating the cut that goes through the midpoint of the, curve the jigsaw toward the opposite corner. This will give you space to rotate the jigsaw blade towards the next right angle corner.

10. Fit all of the boards together like tic tac toe board shape. If the cuts are too snug, place a piece of scrap wood over the top board and knock it into the notches with the mallet. 11. For the X’s: Start with another 10, 5 ½ in. Square boards.
12. Measure 2 ½ inches from either end and cut a notch out halfway through the square. (this is the same technique as you did with each of the shelves.) Fit all the pieces together, creating 5 X’s.
13. Paint everything as desired.
14. Hang using adjustable shelf brackets (or L-brackets) on the top and bottom horizontal shelves.

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