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Here's a fun woodshop project that allows you to show off your guilty-collection of jewelry. I made this in the woodshop with leftover 2x4 pieces. It measures 2'x3'.

I encourage you to make one. Show off your posts and hooks! It can further inspire you to begin creating your own jewelry... Enjoy!

Step 1: Prepare Wood

Join/Plane your wood and cut it to your desired length. I would keep the pieces no greater than 3/4" in width and no greater than 2" in height.

Step 2: Cut Holes & Slits

Measure (and mark) the placement and pattern of your holes & slits:

I.e. I did an A-B-A-B pattern, so that my pairs of earrings would not collide with one another. However, you could maximize the wood by drilling more holes - it's all about your desired effect.

This is also the time for measuring - EEP! Use a ruler to take a long measurement of your length, divide it up into equal chunks, and work from there. Exactness will be key, so I suggest getting a second opinion at this point if you're not confident with your old-school math skills.

Cut the holes / slits:

I used a stationary drill press and a very small drill bit for the holes.

The slits are more tricky - ask me for further advice.

Step 3: Sand Away!

I used a palm-sander and one grit of sandpaper. Sanding by hand does the trick, too.

Step 4: Glue

Assemble the piece. I used Gorilla wood glue and a brad nailer.

Step 5: Finish

Apply 2-3 coats of your chosen finish! I finished this piece with a Polyshades 1 step finish – However, it turned very dark and I would recommend using a typical finish.

As always, work in a well-ventilated area, wear gloves, and keep lava soap.

Step 6: Hang Your Jewelry

The final and most important step.

Comments

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-12-01

Hey welcome to instructables! The jewelry holder looks awesome and so useful! If you have any in progress pictures they would make this instructable even more amazing!

Yes, it comes in handy!! I do have one of in-progress. Thank you much for the feedback-

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