Toothbrush holders are too small for most toothbrushes, but this DIY wall-mounted neodymium magnet holder can handle any size, from large battery-powered to unusual curved designs.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:September 2008
Mark the position of the magnets
and glue them on the mounting strip,
orienting the magnets so they attract
Glue the mounting strip to the wall
with Super Glue, hot-melt glue or
don't fit in toothbrush holders
and end up lying on a wet, messy
Mount neodymium (“rare
earth”) magnets on a Corian mounting
strip with Super Glue. Glue the strip to
the wall with Super Glue or silicone
Tools and materials:
To make the
mounting strip, cut a Corian threshold
(available at tile stores and home centers) with a miter saw or
jigsaw. Neodymium magnets are available
from internet suppliers (search “neodymium magnets”). We
used 1/2-in. x 2-in. x 1/8-in. magnets,
grade N42 (the higher the grade, the stronger the magnet). You can double
them up if you need more holding
Neodymium magnets are incredibly
strong but break if handled roughly.
Order several more than you need—shipping is expensive. Also, don't handle
neodymium magnets if you wear a
pacemaker, and never leave them next
to your computer or credit card. For more safety
information, search “neodymium magnet safety” on the internet.
Battery-powered toothbrushes have
hidden steel parts that stick to magnets.
Mount standard toothbrushes by
adding a tiny screw or metal
washer to the back.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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