Wall Jewelry Cabinet

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Wall Jewelry Cabinet

Make this wall jewelry cabinet! Free DIY plans from Ana-White.com

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Author Notes: 

I've always been a no frills type of girl, preferring a messy (and not in a cute way) ponytail and a $14 wedding band paired with comfy clothes.  

Carhartt bibs and an UnderArmour top.  Me likey.

But these blogging conferences are forcing me out of my comfort zone ... something about 100s of bloggers armed with very nice DSLRs makes me fear a bad hair day could live forever on the internet ... and I say comfort in a very literal way ...

photo courtesy of Minwax

YOUCH those shoes hurt!

For those of you who caught a glimpse of me in the parking lot building barefoot ... thank you for not instagraming me.

Anyway, Not only has my wardrobe been growing in painful ways, I've been slowly finding myself with more and more jewelry to match. 

But when I get home to Alaska, there is no where for the jewelry to go.  I've been just piling up necklaces and earrings in a basket sitting on top of the toilet.  One of these days, I'll be asking for a wire coat hanger to fish one out.  

And I say fish in a literal way too.

So I just decided to build me something.

It was Sunday and our local lumber yard wasn't open, so I used up the exactly one 1x4 8 feet long for the box, and then a 1x2 for the supports, and a 1x3 for the door.  That is it for lumber.

You'd be out like ten bucks for boards.

And this is what I built:

A wall cabinet for my jewelry!  It's designed to fit over the toilet - how convenient, to just move the necklaces and earnings out of the basket and into the cabinet ... hehe  I am lazy.

  

The door opens up easily

With tons of space inside for all of your beautiful necklaces and bracelets.

I just used nails for hooks.  Nails are much cheaper, and I got that rustic primitive look with the nails.

Nails are fun to pound in too  :)

For the earrings, I put leftover chicken wire from the brooding cabinet in the doors, so earrings can just be hooked into the door.  I tell you - I really am lazy!

This was probably one the funnest and easiest builds I've done in a while!  I really enjoyed making it!

Believe it or not, those are new boards with a new stain!  I'll be sharing with you the tutorial on how to get that stain on new boards on Friday!  

Make sure you check back and read the tutorial - there are a couple dozen scrap wood block samples in my garage, evidence of hours and hours of trial and error to perfect this finishing technique.   

Only the best will do for my friends!

And of course, you can build this wall jewelry cabinet too!  The free plans follow!  Enjoy!

Shopping List: 

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
1 handle
chicken wire or hardware cloth
maybe a magnetic clasp or hasp
You'll need some staples too

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
General Instructions: 

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!

Dimensions: 
Dimensions are shown above.
Cut List: 

2 - 1x4 @ 32"
1 - 1X4 @ 14 1/2"
1 - 1X4 @ 17"
2 - 1X2 @ 14 1/2"
Back is 16" x 32"

DOOR
2 - 1x2 @ 11 1/4" **
2 - 1x2 @ 31"

** For 1x3 doors, simply change this up to 9 1/4" long

Step 1: 

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.

Step 2 Instructions: 

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.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Now add the top.

Step 4 Instructions: 

And then the back. Again, back is optional.

Step 5 Instructions: 

And then build your door.

Step 6 Instructions: 

And a cheat sheet ...

Step 7 Instructions: 

May I suggest cutting blocks 2 3/4" long and placing inside the project?

Step 8 Instructions: 

Then when you go to put the hinges on, just rest the door on the blocks!

Step 9 Instructions: 

And I just nailed a nail every inch or so for hanging the necklaces.

Step 10 Instructions: 

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.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Comments

Thank you for this, now I know what my afternoon project will be! Im lazier than you,I've been Using THUMB TACKS in the bathroom wall for my necklaces. Shudder.

I love this project! And though the beadboard looks beautiful, if anyone has any scrap pegboard that may also be a good earring holding solution for the backing. You could even pop in a peg or two for rings. So much easy customization here! Can't wait to make one

Ana with all that you do and give on a daily basis I can't even believe you even kid about being lazy! There's just no way you are lazy! Love the build. Genius once again.

This is beautiful, but I'm not much of a jewelry person, either. I'm thinking the addition of some shelves would turn this into an adorable spice cabinet.

No jewellery here... except one necklace from when we visited Republic Dominican a while back. And then the kids got a hold of it... :S Oh well.
Love the idea of a spice rack with this rustic look. Definitely a project that I could handle very soon :) Thanks Ana for your plans and KellyLynn for the idea of a spicerack mod!

For earrings with posts, I have used scraps of plastic needlepoint canvas to keep all the fronts and backs together. You could just nail the scrap to one of the crossbars so it would be easy to pull the earring and back thingy apart. The long hooks for the dangling earrings can hang on the bottom row of the canvas - I'm sure there are actual names for all these jewelry parts, but I'm not much of a girly-girl and don't know them!

You are so talented! Organizing jewelry has always been a problem for me. I've tried everything from the hanging organizer in the closet to baskets. This is such a rustic yet beautiful way to display jewelry while keeping off the dresser or closet floor!

This is cute when i make key boards or Jewelry boards I use tiny old handcut nails . My son pulled them out of a bathroom he was remodeling, from the rotten floor in a 200 year old house

I love this cabinet and plan on making one this week, but I'm not sure how I should hang it. Do you suggest screwing two screws through the top support right into studs?

This is so great!I have a bunch of stuff from National Jewelers Supplies and i don't really know where to hang them or how.Because they are so beautiful i don't want them to stay in a drawer and your idea is simply fantastic.I wonder if i show this to my husband he will build me one.

I saw this plan and thought it was a great relatively fast project.... with a 2 year old running around I need to make the most of my time in the shop... I made one for my sister using wood I salvaged from a barn built in the 1800's... it looks totally awesome...thank you for sharing the plans!!

I followed the steps almost to a "T".

For step 5: I glued the ends of the top 1x2 of the door, attached both 1x2 sides and clamped them tight. Once I ensured that it was level, I used a right angle bracket and screwed that in. Then I let the glue dry and off I went. I did this becuase the 1x2 I bought had too much grain and when I screwed the pocket hole screw in, I split the wood.

Another thing is my wife has a lot of home made earrings. I used the screen from a screen door for this door. That means there are a lot more holes to hang even more.

The next time I make this I have a few variations I want to do. I want to turn the 1x2 90 degrees and make them into shelves for shot glasses. then add a glass to the door.

Another tip: ensure you 1/4" backing lays flat before you attach it. If you don't, it won't sit flat on the wall.

To keep our expensive commodities we have been simply referred boxes or lockers but here we can witness an innovative and unique piece of smart idea of jewellery cabinet.

A perfect place to keep our jewelry safe, it provides the choices to hang on our favorite places either in bedroom or in drawing room.

We are really blessed with such an awesome trick for preparing these kinds of jewelry cabinets through the help of the above instructions and steps.

http://sharinginnovation.blogspot.in/2012/10/tips-to-save-money-when-buy...

To keep our expensive commodities we have been simply referred boxes or lockers but here we can witness an innovative and unique piece of smart idea of jewellery cabinet.

A perfect place to keep our jewelry safe, it provides the choices to hang on our favorite places either in bedroom or in drawing room.

We are really blessed with such an awesome trick for preparing these kinds of jewelry cabinets through the help of the above instructions and steps.

http://sharinginnovation.blogspot.in/2012/10/tips-to-save-money-when-buy...

Seriously, I was about to fork over $200 for one of these when it occurred to me to check your website for plans. easy to customize plan too for those of use with larger jewelry storage needs.( wait til the kids get older and you need a place for those pipe cleaner bracelets and macaroni necklaces!)