How to create a Jewellery cabinet.
Step 1: Preparing the Materials
Cut a length of pine timber into two pieces, 400x95x10mm and two pieces, 300x95x10mm. A 300x400x3mm rectangle of ply wood will also be required.
Step 2: Preparing the Joints
To create the dado joints use a bandsaw to cut a guide line at the centre of both ends of the smaller pieces of timber, 1cm deep. Place the wood horizontally and clamp, with a tenon saw cut 1 cm from the end of the timber until the centre line is reached and the pieces of wood fall out.
Step 3: Gluing the Box
Place the two 400mm pieces of timber between the two 300mm pieces with the prepared joints. Attach with epoxy glue and place in a band clamp to dry.
Step 4: Gluing the Backboard to the Frame
Glue the ply back board to the frame, use books to weigh the board down to ensure good adhesion and allow the glue to dry.
Step 5: Sanding
After the frame has dried it must be sanded to remove any marks and excess glue.
Step 6: Drilling Holes
Measure, mark and drill the pilot holes required for the dowel pegs, three in the middle and two on either side.
Step 7: Cutting Dowl
Cut seven pieces of dowel, each 60mm in length, then using the drill press drill guide holes through the centre of the dowel to 30mm depth.
Step 8: Preparing the Material
Choose any type of decorative material for the backing board and cut to 300x400mm.
Step 9: Painting and Testing
Paint the outside and the inside of the frame in a desired colour. Paint the inside of the backing board with an undercoat of white paint. Pre-thread the pieces of dowl by screwing them into the backboard from behind. By doing this it will be easier to re-screw the dowel pegs after the material is inserted.
Step 10: Attaching the Material
Using spray glue, spray the white side of the box and carefully, insert the material covering the backboard entirely. Using a scribe pierce holes through the material over the pre-drilled dowel holes.
Step 11: Creating the Internal Frame
In order to cover any uneven edges of the decorative material, create a thin timber frame glued around the inside rectangle of the cabinet.
Step 12: Finishing Process
Attach the dowel pegs through the material, this should be easier than the first time, as the screw thread was previously created.