Toothbrush Holder

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Project by BenjamenJohnson posted 04-02-2012 11:18 PM 2530 views 13 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this toothbrush holder to replace our old toothbrush holder that was leaking blue fluid (it was a plastic tube with duckies floating in it). The top and bottom are laminated scraps of walnut, purpleheart, and maple. The spindle is from the same maple board, but is from a little lighter section of the board.

I finished it with three coats of an oil/ urethane mix and three more coats of straight urethane. I hope this is enough protection. I was trying to balance between a natural look and the plasticky look you get when you add to many coats.

If you are interested in more details and pictures, click on my website link in my profile, I have a full write up over there.

-- Benjamen Johnson, Burbs of Minneapolis

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 12:47 AM

That piece will be a nice addition to the bathroom. Great looking job, Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 01:13 AM

That is pretty cool looking. My wife is making herself a toothbrush holder out of pottery, I may just have to make myself one out of wood.

btw.. Welcome to LumberJocks


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#3 posted 04-03-2012 04:20 AM

Wow, that’s too nice to use! With my 3 little ones it would be a wreck by the end of the month. Great work!

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 06:46 PM

Very nice!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#5 posted 04-04-2012 08:09 AM

Very nice design. well executed. I like it!

-- Dave -

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#6 posted 04-05-2012 01:16 PM

Thanks for all your kind words everyone!

-- Benjamen Johnson, Burbs of Minneapolis

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