LumberJocks

Jewelry cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by MakingAMess posted 06-17-2014 11:18 PM 870 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised my mom that I would make her a jewelry cabinet for Mother’s Day. That was 2012. Planning phase had begun. I finally got around to purchasing some materials for it this January and finished it in time for Father’s Day 2014. She absolutely loves it though so I think she’s okay with it taking so long.
Three kinds of wood in the project – Maple box and mirror frame (matches their furniture), Poplar drawer and hangers (cheap and easy to work with), Oak veneer back (left over from another project).
Total cost was a little over $100.
Finished with B.L.O.
Things I learned:
-Do not try to build a box with mitred corners without providing some additional bracing. When clamping the glued joints, they will want to separate. Learn how to cut a box joint. It is easier to glue up and much stronger. I ended up doweling the joints on this as I didn’t trust the mitres to hold up.





2 comments so far

View Dan Hux's profile

Dan Hux

576 posts in 2833 days


#1 posted 06-17-2014 11:41 PM

Great looking cabinet, nice work

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

View woodrookieII's profile

woodrookieII

243 posts in 2123 days


#2 posted 06-17-2014 11:58 PM

I like it. Use of a rare earth magnet to keep door closed is a nice touch.

....rookieII

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com