I have always loved to wear jewellery, and found that over the years my collection had out grown my jewellery boxes and I seemed to have boxes lying around everywhere. So I wanted to get a box that would hold all my jewellery in one place. I was unable to find one so I decided to make my own to fit my needs.
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Step 1: The Frame
Because I am a big fan of using old furniture and recycling the wood, this table seemed perfect for my needs. I removed the legs and joined the 4 sides to make the frame for my box. The top had been used on another project so I had to go and buy some Plywood for my door, and had an old mirror that I was no longer using which was a perfect size for the front.
2 x 490mmx100mm x 20mm
2 x 1070mmx100mmx20mm
1 x 1090mmx520mmx12mm (door)
1 x 900mm x 250mm (mirror)
Step 2: Legs
The legs for my box were the off cuts from the wine barrel arch one of my previous jobs, and I used a large hole saw just to try and make it look more decorative. I cut the upright supports and used a hammer and chisel to hollow out a slot in the centre of the top of the feet to fit the up right supports. To add support to the box I added a centre support between the legs. I glued the upright supports into the feet and let them dry overnight.
2 x 410mmx190mmx40mm (Feet)
2 x 900mmx 70mmx20mm (upright Supports)
1 x 480mmx40nnx20mm (Centre Support)
Step 3: Attaching the Box
I drilled holes into the side of the box to where the legs attach to the box. I used a long screw and a decorative door knob to attach them together. I used leather fabric to cover the mirror frame and the box. And used velvet fabric to line the inside. And I nailed a piece of plywood to the back of the box. I stained the wood with cedar stain and added 2 coats of varnish.
1 x 530mmx 40mmx20mm (Back support)
I added a back support to the legs once the box was mounted to tilt the mirror and support the box so it does not just swing around. I fitted the hinges to the inside of the box to add the door. The mirror was screwed on from the inside and the screws were covered with caps.
Step 5: Necklace Rack
For the necklaces rails I used a thin piece of wood that I covered with the leather and screwed them into the back and added small brass hooks to hang up my jewellery. For the shelves I made a wooden trough and glued it into the box and lined it with velvet to give it a nice look.
Step 6: Ring Holder
The ring section I made using an old piece of foam. I cut thin slits into the foam and put a thin layer of glue in the slits and pushed the velvet into them and glued the velvet covered foam into the box.
Step 7: Bracelet Rack
The bracelet rack and the watch rack were made from a postal tube that I covered in velvet fabric to help keep some order to my watches and bracelets.
Step 8: Necklace Rail
I Added a necklace rail on the door for all the longer necklaces so they would not get all tangled up with the other jewellery.
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