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    My goodness, that is an impressive collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pincorrect View Post
    My wife would like me to get a razor/shaving cabinet for our bathroom to organize my stuff. She found, as an example, the one pictured below on Etsy. However, the woodworker who made it will build custom designs. What features would you want to have in a cabinet like this? I'm thinking it should have at least a couple shelves for soaps, aftershaves, etc. I like the hanging brush storage, but maybe five would be enough. (Either that, or I have not gotten the brush acquisition bug yet!) Maybe a drawer would be nice, and maybe a small section with a door.



    Here is a picture of the one she found. (https://www.etsy.com/listing/4632672...op_home_feat_4). We didn't do an extensive search for craftsmen yet, but this fellow has a number of shaving-related items. If anyone has a tip about where to look for shaving den cabinets, that would be appreciated also.

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    I agree with those that say it should not be in the bathroom if you have a place in the bedroom where a proper cabinet/shelf combination would be acceptable to both of you that would be best. If not, as a compromise, you might consider a smaller version of what you posted in the bathroom for aftershave, brushes and soaps, with a drawer(s) for odds and ends -- styptic, , DE blades, etc.

    Then you could use either a smaller display or a nice storage box, like a small flatware or fountain pen case with separators and room for a desiccant pack for the razors.https://www.amazon.com/Pencil-Founta...s%2C167&sr=8-9
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    I'm going to have to disagree. If a person has things they think are worth displaying, then for them they're probably not considered "mediocre", but instead are valued possessions. Build it to suit you and your wife, pincorrect (and plan to expand it).
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    That depends on what you want to achieve, I think. At the current going rates, filling the Etsy rack with cut-throat and safety razors, and brushes actually worth displaying would set you back by US$ 10,000.

    Unless you want to showcase mediocre razors, in which case yes, buy bigger, much bigger.
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    I recently picked up this Curved Glass hanging curio cabinet. It was made and sold by The Bombay Company, so there are a lot of them out there.

    They sold originally for about $200-300 in the 90ís and you can find them for under $100. I have seen them at antique stores and flea markets, but are usually pretty beat up. It is 25X21X6. I will remove the shelves and like the mirrored back.

    This one is near pristine. I have been looking for ideas for razor storage and do like the Zilla system for holding razors, though I am thinking of slotting the top bracket that will hold the razor at 45-degree angle and back a few degrees to keep in place. I am looking to stuff as many razors as I can in it.

    It is 25X21X6. I will remove the shelves and make new supports, I do like the mirrored back. and plan to add a lock, for the grand kids.

    I am already looking for another, for brushes. This is not my cabinet, it is an ebay photo, mine is in storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclid440 View Post
    I recently picked up this Curved Glass hanging curio cabinet. It was made and sold by The Bombay Company, so there are a lot of them out there.
    Now that is a seriously nice looking cabinet. Congrats!

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    Maybe something like Mike's nice cabinet with drawers would work on the dresser. (Perhaps a bit smaller in my case.) Was this custom-made for straight razors?

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    Then the bathroom cabinet can have the soap bowls, aftershaves, brushes etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinK View Post
    Now that is a seriously nice looking cabinet. Congrats!
    Sure is. I remember the Bombay Company. There was one in our nearby mall. Maybe still is, but it must have been a year since I have stepped foot in the mall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroldg48 View Post
    I agree with those that say it should not be in the bathroom if you have a place in the bedroom where a proper cabinet/shelf combination would be acceptable to both of you that would be best. If not, as a compromise, you might consider a smaller version of what you posted in the bathroom for aftershave, brushes and soaps, with a drawer(s) for odds and ends -- styptic, , DE blades, etc.

    Then you could use either a smaller display or a nice storage box, like a small flatware or fountain pen case with separators and room for a desiccant pack for the razors.https://www.amazon.com/Pencil-Founta...s%2C167&sr=8-9
    I like that idea. It might be easier to find something off the shelf made for fountain pens. I like the idea of drawers, like the one in Mike's picture.

    What might be even better would be drawers that supported the razors at the front and the back, but had open bottoms instead of a bottom panel. Then you could tuck dessicant packs in the very bottom, below the lowest drawer, and the air could circulate throughout. I wonder if anyone makes one like that?
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    Those are some nice cabinets in this thread! If little ones have a chance to go near it, you might want to consider a lock for the cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pincorrect View Post
    Maybe something like Mike's nice cabinet with drawers would work on the dresser. (Perhaps a bit smaller in my case.) Was this custom-made for straight razors?



    Then the bathroom cabinet can have the soap bowls, aftershaves, brushes etc.
    Its a jewelry box, converted to hold razors.

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