Years ago the solution was simple. They had little racks that you slipped
the brush into and it would dry. The problem with that is all the new and
improved ergonomic, large, rubber coated, bent shaft, etc. designs that are
For hygienic purposes, your design should hold each brush separate so you
don't always catch your kids cold. It should be flexible enough to adapt to
changing styles of brush designs, and aesthetically it should be pleasing to
the eye and easy to keep clean.
Here is my idea. Get some Plexiglas or perhaps a small chunk of Corian and
cut it into a round, oval or some sort of polygon. Around the edge you
drill in two holes for each brush spaced about 3/8 apart. in these holes
you will be gluing in some stainless steel rod/wire that can be bent to
accommodate the brush head, hold the thing securely so the brushes do not
fall off if someone bumps it a little trying to get their brush.
You can probably go to a welding shop and get a chunk of welding rod to make
the wires. A place that TIG welds will have a wide variety of stainless
steel filler rods that would do the trick.
This can be mounted on a bracket and a little drip tray can be mounted
underneath on a separate bracket.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
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