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!
- Clear packing tape
- Hearing and eye protection
- Measuring tape
- Miter saw
- Orbital sander
- Quick-Grip clamps
- Table saw or Circular saw
- 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.
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Source: Roman Rudenko
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