How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

Do you need a DIY gift idea for your partner? or for valentine's day? We are protecting you. Here is a simple jewelry box that you can make in one afternoon.

Discover Step by Step to Make a Jewelry Box!

Tools Required

  • Clear packing tape
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw
  • Orbital sander
  • Quick-Grip clamps
  • Table saw or Circular saw

Materials Required

  • 1/2" x 4-1/2" x 32" hardwood or plywood
  • 1/4" x 12" x 18" Baltic Birch Plywood
  • 150-grit sandpaper
  • 3/4" x 6" x 20" hardwood
  • Wipe-on polyurethane
  • Wood glue

Step 1: top and bottom of the box

  • Cut a 3/4-inch piece of hardwood into 6-inches. x 20 in.
  • Make a groove cut on both long sides of the 1/4-inch board. depth x 1/2 in. wide with a table saw.
  • Then cut the board into two 23-centimeter pieces in front and back with a miter saw.
  • Make two more slot cuts at the end of each board, 1/4 inch. depth x 1/2 in. wide with a table saw.

Step 2: Cut the wood for the box

  • Cut a 1/2-inch piece. 32-inch hardwood or plywood with a table saw or power saw.
  • Tear the same board to 4-1/2 in.

Step 3: sides of the box

  • Cut a 6-inch board with 45-degree angles at each end with a miter saw or table saw.
  • Use the piece you cut as a template to mark your board for the next cut.
  • Cut another 6-inch side identical to the one you just cut.

Step 4: front and back of the box

  • Cut two nine-inch boards with 45-degree angles at each end for the front and rear boards with a miter saw or table saw. Use the front piece as a template to mark your backplate.

Step 5: dry-fit the box

  • Lay the faceplate flat with the 45-degree angles facing down. Attach the left side plate end to end with the faceplate. Then attach the backplate end to end with the side plate.
  • Glue the three boards together with two pieces of clear tape.
  • With the bottom plate slot side up, place the chassis assembly into the bottom slot.
  • Now dry fit the front, back, and bottom of the right side.

Step 6: glue the box

  • Lift the lower case assembly and remove the tape and the right side, keeping the front, back, and left together with tape.
  • Apply wood glue to each of the 45-degree angles and to the groove in the bottom plate.
  • Replace the chassis assembly into the slot on the bottom plate. Secure it with a clamp.
  • Apply wood glue to the angled edges of the right sideboard and snap it into the box assembly. Secure with clear tape and staples.
  • Wipe off any excess glue on and off the box with a damp cloth.

Step 7: Cut the wood for the tray.

  • Tear two 2 inches. x 16 in. 1/4 in. wood or plywood.
  • Make a groove cut along one long side of every 1/8 inch. depth x 1/4 in. wide with a table saw.
  • Cut two 7-3 / 4 in. Pieces. back and forth from the tray box.
  • Cut two sides into 4-5 / 8 inches. and a 1-3 / 4-inch partition. x 4-5 / 8 in.
  • Cut a bottom 4-5 / 8 in. x 7-5 / 8 in. 1/4 in. Plywood.

Step 8: sides of the tray

  • 1/8 in. depth x 1/4 in. wide slots at both ends and in the middle of each board using a table saw. See the photo to see the measurements.

Step 9: glue the tray

  • Apply wood glue to both ends of the sides and divide.
  • Insert the partition into the middle slot at the front and back, keeping them aligned with the top edge.
  • Fit the sides into the slot at each end of the front and back.
  • Secure the box securely with clear plastic tape.
  • Turn the box over and apply wood glue to the inside edges.
  • Fit the bottom part into the groove and secure with a clamp until the glue dries.

Step 10: tray clips

  • Cut two 1/4 in. 1-3 / 4 in. x 5 in.
  • Glue the two latches to the sides of the jewelry box, flush with the bottom.

Step 11: finishing touches

  • Allow enough time for the glue to dry. Sand all parts with an orbital sander with 150-220 grit paper.
  • Polyurethane cleaning finish.
  • Add glued felt feet as a nice touch to the bottom of the box to avoid scratching another surface.

We hope you enjoy watching this video about Building a DIY Jewelry Box

Source: Roman Rudenko

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