Are you sick of my bathroom yet?
Can you hang in there for one last post on how I organized it by making an in-cupboard hair dryer holder?
Prior to my bathroom makeover the other day, I was using a store-bought hair dryer holder that just hung over my bathroom cupboard door – and it worked perfectly – except that over time it scuffed and scratched up my cabinetry. While painting my bathroom cabinets wasn’t a ton of work, it’s certainly not a job I want to have to do over and over again because the metal hooks keep scratching and chipping away at the new paint job….
so I decided to build a DIY (in-cupboard) hair dryer holder that would permanently reside on the inside of my cupboard door.
DIY hair dryer holder
You will need:
- ½” plywood cut to 9″ x 9″
- ½ plywood cut to 9″ x 3″
- ½” plywood cut to 9″ x 1″
- jig saw or scroll saw
- 1″ wood screws
- wood glue
- mitre saw
I started my DIY hair dryer holder by copying the example from my metal one – and cut my ½” plywood down to 9″ by 9″ square.
I then measured in from each top corner 2 ½” and then down 2 ½” to give me an angled edge and cut it on the mitre saw. This angle is so that you don’t bonk your legs on a sharp corner when you use your hair dryer, and so that there isn’t extra wood in the way when you open and close your cupboard door.
I drilled a hole where I wanted each of my circles to be (the 3″ for my hair dryer itself and the 2″ ones for brushes) and then cut the rest of the circle/s out with a scroll saw, but a jig saw will work just as well.
You can see I was a bit indecisive about where I wanted the placement of each hole and how many I wanted.
(I bought a router last week, so I did a little playing on the edges of my DIY hair dryer holder.)
Attach your 9″ x 3″ board to the back of your dryer rack by pre-drilling, using wood glue and then screwing into place with 1″ wood screws (from the back).
Because you’ll be dropping your hair dryer into the slot on a regular basis, I decided to reinforce the rack section by adding a 9″ x 1″ strip of ½” plywood underneath, screwed up into the rack from the bottom.
Sand smooth and pre-drill holes in the back for hanging.
I still had some blue paint leftover from the bathroom makeover, so I gave my hair dryer holder a coat so it would blend in with everything else.
Check for the thickness of your cupboard doors before choosing the length of screw to attach (trust me, I learned this the hard way and put a hole through the front of my cupboard – ugh!)
So clean, so organized – happy sigh!
I don’t use a flat-iron so I’m not sure if this would work or not? I guess you could store one here if you cut two holes close together, one for each arm, and then stored it (once completely cooled).
For my purposes, I usually leave my hair dryer plugged in and run the cord through the top of the cupboard door, so this DIY hair dryer holder is perfect for keeping everything close at hand and yet tucked out of sight at the same time. My friend told me that her Dyson hair dryer fit nicely in here as well., so it should fit a range of hair dryers.
Okay, I won’t bug you with another bathroom post for a while…
at least not until I repair the hole I made in the cabinet from this post.
Have a great one!