Day: March 4, 2018
It’s the perfect gift for almost any lady. A jewellery box. Now add the fact that it’s made by a loved one. The box itself is the valued item now. And you can do this for your loved ones with this free step by step plan for building wooden jewellery box. We promise, it’s not as difficult as you think.
This is one of those exciting small woodworking projects you can easily customize to make it extra special for you or the one you gift it too. What are your preferences?
You must pick a type of wood to work with. Think of colors that fit your room’s décor or someone’s personality. We advise you work with:
Because building wooden jewelry boxes are simple you can adjust the size to the requirements. Below we use a set of measurements that are appropriate for most people’s uses. But customize them to suit the available space or number of jewellery pieces it must contain.
Never start small woodworking projects if you haven’t assembled all necessary tools and resources. If you’re only starting out with this hobby, the article Top 7 Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginner Carpenters will help you prepare. Don’t be tempted to skip this step. Stopping in the middle of your project wastes time and looking for a tool takes away your focus. What if you forget an important step and your project is ruined? Proper planning prevents mistakes.
Here are the basic items you’ll need for this DIY project:
Are you ready for this?
Let’s make it easy if you’re a beginner. Here are sizes that work:
You create these pieces by:
You also need the following preparations for assembly:
Now it’s time to see your creation come together!
Follow this advice step by step or one of your panels won’t fit:
Now your construction must stay in place until the glue is dry. Push the panels together by tightly binding rope around the square. Plastic tubing is also an option.
Wait until it’s dry and sand it down to remove rough edges and leftover glue.
Even with this simple jewellery box you have options to customize it and give it character. How do you want the box to close?
You want your jewellery box to look as stylish as the jewels inside, right? That’s why the finishing touches are important.
Wood has timeless aesthetic value. That’s why a wooden jewellery box is always a stylish gift. You can decorate it, but a simple wood finish is usually the best answer.
Test the finish on a leftover piece of wood to ensure it’s the shade you want. One layer is enough. The more coats you add the darker the wood will become. Add thin coats with a brush so they can dry easily.
Tip: If this box is meant as a present you need to plan ahead. Any stain or finish will give off some residue at first. Allow for enough time that the box can stand and dry completely before gifting it. You don’t want your friend’s hands stained, right?
A felt interior is beautiful and practical because the pieces won’t easily roll around or get damaged.
Do it step by step and this won’t get messy:
Add another feature for even more diversity: Dividers.
Cut dividers to size out of plywood and cover them with felt. They can be the length or width of the box. Now they can slide into place and even be moved depending on the owner’s requirements.
Show the owner of the jewellery box that you thought of everything. Glue small felt squares to the bottom. This prevents slipping and scratching of smooth surfaces.
Voila! You’ve done it. Following a step by step guide shows you what you’re capable of. Building wooden jewellery boxes is only the beginning. What other small woodworking projects will you attempt next?