Nova Labs member Andrew has a set of IKEA drawers in his basement full of wrapping paper and gift bag type stuff. On the wall above it is a pegboard where all of the scissors, tape, etc. are hung.
Andrew’s wife used hooks to hold dowels for rolls of ribbon, but they didn’t extend far enough from the pegboard (given the diameter of the rolls at least) so the hooks would often fall down when they pulled on the ribbon.
Using Adobe Illustrator, Andrew whipped up these dowel holders to securely hold two 3/8″ dowels far enough from the pegboard to accommodate the ribbon.
Small tabbed feet keep the holder from falling over, and small holes were included to thread zip-ties through it to attach everything to the wall.
They were cut from scrap lite plywood on Mongo, Nova Labs’ 100W laser cutter.
Overall, it is working great! Check out a vectored PDF here: Ribbon_holder.
This post is adapted from an entry on Andrew Albosta‘s personal blog, and is used with permission (because he did the posting).