Wooden Jewellery Stand




About: Industrial Design student at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand, and avid woodworker and musician

This is a fun project that makes for a really nice gift. And also good practice on the bandsaw

I chose this design because it looks quite different to your typical straight up symmetrical tree, and its quite effective with necklaces hanging from it. But you can choose any design you want really.

The wood I used was American ash for the tree and Jarrah for the base as that's what I had available. You want something fairly strong for the branches that extend across the grain where it can be quite weak.




Drill Press

Sander/ Dremel

small files



your chosen hard wood(s)

6mm dowel

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Step 1: Step 1: Choose Your Design

I had a look on google and there are tonnes of different designs for jewellery stands so all you need to do is pick one you like or make your own.

I drew mine out based off one I found on google. I changed the sizing a bit and made the branches no thinner than 4mm otherwise they might be too weak. You can make it as big or as small as you want. I made mine to fit on a 200 x 200mm piece of wood.

Step 2: Step 2: Cut It Out

I attached my template to the piece of wood with spray adhesive. You can also use a glue stick or other types of glue.

Then comes the fun part. Cutting it out! This took me over an hour on the bandsaw. I'm not particular experienced with a bandsaw so the time can vary on how good you are with one and also the complexity of your design.

Step 3: Step 3: Sanding

I was going between a Dremel with the small sanding bit and files to smooth out the bandsaw marks. This took a while as there are lots of small areas to sand and some were hard to get to.

I also rounded over the edges so there were no sharp points

Step 4: Step 4: the Base

With the base I made it slightly longer than the tree and and about 70mm wide. Again this is up to you depending on the size you make it and what you think is good.

I cut the sides at a 15 degree angle to give it a nice detail. I also used a rounded bit with the router to make a small shallow area on the base to place more jewellery and so it doesn't roll off

Step 5: Step 5: Attaching the Base

I used a small piece of 6mm dowel to glue the tree to the base. drill a 6mm hole in the center of the bottom of the tree and on the base where you want it to be placed (about 7mm deep).

Then cut the dowel to the right length and glue it in. I also glued the bottom face of the tree to glue to the face of the base. Make sure that the tree is straight and square both horizontally and vertically.

Step 6: Step 6: Finishing

I used a polyurethane spray to finish the jewellery stand since it would be quite difficult and time consuming to use a brush. This worked out pretty good and i was able to get an even coat.

3 coats later and its ready to go!

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    If I had more time left, this would be a pretty cool christmas gift for my girlfriend. Noted it for her birthday now ;)
    You might cut a little of the bandsawing section in the video, I think everyone gets the point after one minute...
    Also nice to see that your bathroom shelves look exactly like ours, though we live on opposite sides of this planet ;D


    4 years ago

    It would be cool to include a birds nest to hold stud earring and stuff that is not able to hang form the tree ... Also fantastic idea!

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    4 years ago on Step 6

    Your tree is lovely. I really wish you had in between photos as it is a little hard to see the details, but it's lovely just the same. :-D


    4 years ago

    Instead of having such a big base... I might try this myself