Recycling cigar boxes
Anybody else recycle their nicer cigar boxes for shaving stuff. I decided I didn't like the look of a dozen soaps, packs of blades etc sitting out on the stainless steel bakers rack style rack I have in my bathroom. I took one of my old Romeo & Julieta cigar box to hold all my soaps. It originally held something like 200 various sized Reserve Maduros and has a double R&J raised medallion on the lid. It's about 23" long x 8" wide x 4" deep inside dimensions. It holds all 12 of my soaps in their plastic tubs or wood bowls. If I go over the edge and get another dozen, they'll fit too; deep enough to hold 2 high. It was just about a quarter inch too long to fit across the rack, so I took 4 of the cedar dividers from various boxes and set it up about a quarter inch to fit easily. Took another cigar box/humidor that's a bit smaller and put extra soaps, bowls, etc in that one. A nice Fuente Anejo box for packs of blades, a straight case, and a few odds and ends. A Cusano 18 box turned to be perfect size for a big supply of Q-tips. A few dividers for stable support of my mug and a bottle of room spray.
Not as elegant as some of the Shave Dens I've seen posted here, but it gets the job done, and fits my personality (such as it is)
AWOL for 2 years. Back with a vengeance
Happy owner of the 2011, 2012, 2014 B&B LE Brushes
Soaps I like: Mama Bear, Cella, Col. Conk, Arko, La Toya Manantiales
Brushes I like: Damn near all of them