An Inexpensive Toothbrush Holder From Scrap Wood

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Build a Toothbrush Holder From Scrap Wood!

Did you know that you can actually do a lot with scrap wood? It’s amazing how many different things you can use it for. Whether you’re looking to create something new or repurpose something you already have, scrap wood is a great option. There are all sorts of things you can make with scrap wood, from functional pieces like shelves and tables to decorative items like wall art and picture frames.

The possibilities are really endless. And the best part is that repurposing scrap wood is a great way to save money and be more sustainable. So next time you have some scrap wood lying around, don’t just throw it away. Get creative and see what you can make with it.

This DIY toothbrush plans from scrap wood has no-fuss plans and is generally just easy to make.
This DIY toothbrush plans from scrap wood have no-fuss plans and are generally just easy to make.

One weekend, my husband and I were having our second cup of coffee when he suddenly stood up. Surprised, I asked him where he was going halfway through his drink. He said he’s making a toothbrush holder. I was confused why he would need to make a toothbrush holder when we already had one, but I didn’t say anything and just watched him leave the room.

A few minutes later, he came back with a drill and a piece of wood. I was even more confused and asked him again what he was doing. He explained that he saw a picture of a toothbrush holder online that he liked and wanted to make one for us.

I couldn’t help but chuckle when he walked in proudly showing me his work. After several hours of searching for the perfect toothbrush holder, he had finally found one – and it was free. He had made it himself out of wood he had found lying around. It was truly amazing what he was able to create with such limited resources. His resourcefulness is one of the things I admire most about him.

If you have scrap wood, this is a great project to work on. You can make several and then wrap them nicely, and give them out as presents. You could even stencil in names to make the gift more personalized. Not only is this a great way to repurpose wood, but it’s a thoughtful present that is sure to be appreciated.


  • Scrap wood
  • Wood glue
  • Finish


  • Table saw
  • Cordless drill with a 1-inch drill bit
  • Planer
  • Sander

Steps to make a wooden toothbrush holder:

The outcome of your do-it-yourself project will depend on the available wood scraps you have. If you have thicker wood scraps, you can make a toothbrush holder by drilling holes on one side of the wood scrap right after you’ve cleaned it! The cleaning process may involve planing the wood scrap and sanding it down before you can start drilling holes into it.

If you have thinner wood scraps, you can make a box out of them. You can start by cutting equal pieces of wood scraps. But make sure to clean them first; if they need to be sanded, sand them for a smoother surface. Once you have all your pieces cut, you can start assembling your box!

On the top side of the box, you can drill holes for your toothbrush and toothpaste. Be sure to make the holes big enough so that the toothpaste can easily fit through. This will make your life much easier when it comes to getting ready in the morning.

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The video below will show you how to build a toothbrush holder from scrap wood.



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