Brother in Need of Help with Den

Discussion in 'Special Projects' started by bscarpenter, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. bscarpenter

    bscarpenter Well-Known Member

    OK, soooo. I'm not going to say that I've been on a buying binge. That would completely over simplify the issue. The real issue is that I do not have anywhere to store my "collections". So now my wife looks at my sink and can see how much I have "collected" and we all know there is no way to explain 12 razors, 4 creams , 5 soaps, 2 bowls, 1 scuttle, an assortment of blades, 10 aftershaves & four brushes to someone who is not logical.

    Anyhow, I have a wall in the bathroom that currently has a towel rack and a horrible picture above it. I could put a cabinet on this wall and neatly place my collections of aftershaves, soaps, creams, brushes, razors, blades and incidentals. This cabinet does not need doors as if my sink area were clutter free, no one would know if anything had been added to this cabinet; however, I am not apposed to doors. It must be somewhat appealing to the eye. If it had a towel rack under it as part of the cabinet, bonus. The cabinet should not be too deep like a chest or table.

    I am not a wood worker, but could probably hang such cabinet. I've been to Home Depot, Lowes, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel & Bed Bath and Beyond and cannot find anything suitable.

    ANY IDEAS to help a brother out?
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  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

  3. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Look for an antique spice rack from the 1960's or '70's. You can find them in antique stores, shift shops, and garage sales, usually a couple bucks. Here's mine. Soaps will fit, though I usually don't store them there.
  4. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    I like wall cabinets with doors. Depends upon the decor of the room and color scheme. These examples with glass doors are 24" tall, 22 wide and 6"deep. About $70.

  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Maybe this might help and you only have to do minimal work. I use this cosmetics case to store some of my razors. It's on a 6" x 24" shelf with room to keep shaving supplies, but any size will work. This case was about $16.00 on Ebay shipped. There are different configurations of cases, but this one you get more for the money. And it's cheaper buying from the US instead of China, go figure.
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  6. ARGH

    ARGH Well-Known Member

    Amazon, overstock Home Depot. Lowes. Search medicine cabinets.
  7. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Firstly...are you looking to display or store? You always have to ask this first.

    If you are looking to display, your best bets are a vintage spice rack as mentioned by @PLANofMAN , ikea storage racks/shelves, or if you have the cabinet space...a butler tray is a very nice display (I have one and it's great)

    If you are looking to store it, then you can use old cigar boxes for flare, stackable shelving units from walmart or ikea for simplicity, or go with some antique boxes for looks (wine boxes look awesome, for instance).
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  8. bscarpenter

    bscarpenter Well-Known Member

    I guess display. Anything on the floor would get kicked as someone walks by so I'm really looking for wall mounted. Thanks for the suggestions.
  9. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    $75 at a thrift store and you will have room to grow! :git:

  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    You will never have enough space. I keep my razors and brushes elsewhere.
  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

  12. Billy Goatee

    Billy Goatee Well-Known Member

    Buy curio cabinets.
  13. George X

    George X Well-Known Member

    I found a 70's secretary desk that fits nicely in the corner behind the bathroom door. Three shelves for storing/displaying, a desk area for storing, and three drawers for storing and if the acquisition disorders hit, you will run out of space, so plan ahead

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  14. simms623

    simms623 Well-Known Member

    Ya could get a few floating shelves and hang over each other. They have them pretty narrow, like 4.5" or you could go wider, 8" or 9" all available in different lengths. Available at Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Walmart and many other places. Very easy to hang as well.

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  15. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Whenever my wufe starts griping at me for having too many soaps/shaving gear...i always point to pictures like this on here. Thank you. Keep them coming
  16. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    I just remind my wife of how many pairs of shoes she owns ... and that her "collection" is much more expensive then mine
  17. George X

    George X Well-Known Member

    Shoes and purses

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  19. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    So, what's your favorite/best performing aftershaves?
  20. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    Very nice cabinet and shave gear.

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