Wall Jewelry Cabinet
Make this wall jewelry cabinet! Free DIY plans from Ana-White.com
1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long (I actually swapped one out for a 1x3 to make my doors - but that's your call)
16" x 32" 1/4" plywood or beadboard for back (you actually do NOT need a back)
1 set narrow profile hinges
chicken wire or hardware cloth
maybe a magnetic clasp or hasp
You'll need some staples too
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
2 - 1x4 @ 32"
1 - 1X4 @ 14 1/2"
1 - 1X4 @ 17"
2 - 1X2 @ 14 1/2"
Back is 16" x 32"
2 - 1x2 @ 11 1/4" **
2 - 1x2 @ 31"
** For 1x3 doors, simply change this up to 9 1/4" long
Okay - just build the box bottom as shown here. If you don't have a Kreg Jig, you can certainly countersink or even nail and glue.
TIP: If you wish to attach top with pocket holes, drill two 3/4" PHs facing upward on the inside of the sides for attaching the top in later steps.
Then add the back supports. I actually adjusted my placement for the length of my necklaces. Remember, you can loop necklaces a couple times around a nail to shorten.
TIP: You'll hang the cabinet through a screw through these back supports.
Now add the top.
And then the back. Again, back is optional.
And then build your door.
And a cheat sheet ...
May I suggest cutting blocks 2 3/4" long and placing inside the project?
Then when you go to put the hinges on, just rest the door on the blocks!
And I just nailed a nail every inch or so for hanging the necklaces.
And stapled on hardware cloth with 1/2" staples from the back. Use tin snips to cut the wire - it's much easier than wire cutters. Or try to find spring loaded wire cutters.