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If you or someone in your life loves to accessorize, a closet jewelry organizer, one that’s also great for scarves, hats, and more, is the perfect thing to store them all. You can build one yourself in just a couple hours. The one featured in this project has plenty of hooks across the bottom to hang necklaces, bracelets, and pendants, making it perfect for jewelry lovers.
TOOLS & MATERIALS
- Circular Saw or Miter Saw
- Tape Measure
- Cordless Drill/Driver
- Drill Bits
- Orbital Sander
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Quick Square Tool
- 1” x 12” x 24” Pine Board
- 1” x 6” x 48” Pine Board
- Fast-drying Wood Glue
- 9” Vinyl-coated Cup Hooks
- Hanging Hardware
- Spray Paint
When taking on this Jewelry Organizer DIY task, be sure to equip yourself with the proper safety gear.
- Eye Protection
- Ear Protection
Make cuts. Using a circular or miter saw, cut your 48 inch piece into one 24 inch piece and four 5 inch pieces. After you’ve made your cuts, sand down any rough edges with sand paper or a sanding block.
Mark divider location. On your 24 inch piece, which will be your top shelf, measure and mark at 8 inches and 16 inches. This is where your dividers will be located.
Assemble frame. Place your top shelf on a stable work surface. Apply wood glue to one edge of each 5 inch piece. Position them at each end of your 24 inch top shelf and your divider locations. Make sure they’re flush with one side of the shelf. Then clamp the pieces in place. Let dry for at least 10 minutes and remove the clamps. Apply glue the other edge of the 5 inch pieces. Place your24 inch piece on top and reclamp. Be sure to let the frame dry for at least an hour before sanding. If you plan on using larger hanging hardware, like a French cleat or corner brackets, now’s a good time to sand, paint, and instill backing so your hardware won’t be visible.
Sand and paint. Sand the shelf with a power sander and 220 grit sandpaper. Wipe the dust off with a damp rag and evenly coat the shelf with spray paint.
Add hooks. Predrill evenly spaced holes about a half an inch into the bottom of the Jewelry Organizer storage rack. Feel free to add hooks to the side as well. Once you’ve drilled all your holes, twist the hooks into place.
Hang. Decide where you’d like to hang your new organizer, install hanging hardware, and mount into place. Your project is complete! All that’s left to do add accessories, step back, and revel in your DIY skills.