A DIY Shave Den

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Captain Pre-Capsize
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A DIY Shave Den

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Here is how I made my shave den that fits right on the top of the toilet tank. First, a box the right dimensions (ruler added for scale)


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Next cut the box down for what will be a pleasing profile


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Then add a brick for heft and mass to ensure it doesn’t go anywhere once it is in place. Importantly, this provides a great shelf for den items!

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Lift it up and insert (conveniently) into a pillow case - shhhh, don’t tell SWMBO!! Then trial fit the items.

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Toilet tank BEFORE:


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Toilet tank following beautification project:

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For those who may wonder here is a tour from left to right: Two vintage talcum tins Watkins and Beamans full of Clubman talc. Behind them is Casswell and Massey talc then Dominica bay rum and St. Lucia bay rum (STRICTLY research) one of my favorite vintage glass bottles nearly empty of Clubman and in front a full vintage Colgate shave talc tin. Musco Real, Bigelow and Trumper are my shave creams in front. The razors are left to right, a Segal, my birthday Fat Boy and Merkur Slant in the mortar bowl. Just behind the bowl is a bit left of the Speick shave cream.

Up on top of the brick are left to right a razor / brush holder with a boar brush hanging upside down and my Dovo Shavette inserted vertically behind it. Next is my Butterscotch Badger Finest and then a Lucite Finest restore (thanks Rudy). In the corner is my Aristocrat taking a bath (carefully padded with paper towel inside) and in front a Henckels straight edge.
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matt321
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Post by matt321 »

Well, I like it!

Thanks for the tour.
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Post by matt321 »

Now must find box like yours!
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Post by m3m0ryleak »

Interesting approach (and quick). I just wonder if the almost guaranteed drip accumulation from water, lather. et al will soon dirty up that cloth.
Tony

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Post by brothers »

Captain, you've been busy! Very nice!
Gary

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Post by fallingwickets »

well done!

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Post by LookingGlass »

Just when you think you have seen it all........ :lol: :lol:

Nice.

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Post by wyatt46 »

Watch out for the back splash
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Post by Nitrox »

SWMBO would flip if I did that on our toilet tank. :lol:
Very nice though, it looks good.
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shave every day and you'll always look keen."
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