Magnetic Toothbrush Holder

Clear up toothbrush clutter

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

TIME

Instant!

COMPLEXITY

Super Simple!

COST

$20 - $100

Building a better toothbrush holder

The problem:
Battery-powered toothbrushes don't fit in toothbrush holders and end up lying on a wet, messy countertop.

The solution:
Mount neodymium (“rare earth”) magnets on a Corian mounting strip with Super Glue. Glue the strip to the wall with Super Glue or silicone caulk.

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 power.

Note:
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.

Make Any Toothbrush Stick

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.

Adding screw
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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Cordless drill
  • Caulk gun
  • Miter saw
  • Level

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Corian threshold
  • Neodymium magnets
  • Super glue
  • Clear silicone caulk
  • Masking tape
  • #4 x 3/8-in. screw