How to Build a Hair Dryer Holder

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The quickest way to dry hair, especially to achieve straight styles, is to use a hair dryer. This should come as no surprise since hair dryers can reach temperatures of up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. While these high heat levels can be helpful for styling hair, they can be dangerous when you leave the dryer unattended after you've finished. A hair dryer holder will keep the appliance accessible while out of the way.

Things You'll Need

  • Piece of plywood, 1-inch thick
  • Thick marker
  • Cutting drill bit
  • Piece of plywood, 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 nails, 1/4 inch long
  • Hammer
  • Power drill
  • 2 screws, 1 inch long
  • Trace the circumference of the hair dryer nozzle onto the center of a piece of 1-inch thick plywood with a thick marker. This is the outline of the hole where you will store the dryer. Draw a square border all the way around the circle to mark the place where you will cut out this piece of the hair dryer holder. Make sure you leave at least 1-inch of space between the circle and the square border.

  • Hold the plywood down firmly on a flat surface. Use a cutting drill bit to cut out the circle, making sure to keep your hand away from the blade. Make sure to cut just outside the circle you traced so the hole will be big enough to easily fit the hair dryer.

  • Continue holding the plywood firmly. Use the drill bit to cut out the square you drew in Step 1. You should now have a square piece of plywood with a hole in the middle.

  • Place a rectangular piece of plywood--1/2 inch thick and at least 1 inch wide and 2 inches longer than the square--against one edge of the square, making a T shape. Arrange the two pieces so the hole in the square will face up when you mount the other piece of plywood flat against the wall, and leave equal space on either end of the rectangular piece.

  • Position a 1/4-inch nail on the back of the rectangular piece of plywood, behind where it contacts the square piece, and hammer it through the plywood. Repeat this on the other end of the rectangular piece to secure the two pieces together.

  • Position the assembly on a wall in your bathroom and use a power drill to drive a 1-inch screw through either end of the front of mounting piece and into the wall.

  • Place the nozzle of your hair dryer into the hole after use, pointing toward the floor. Wrap the cord around the back of the holder.

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