Walnut Earring Rack / Holder

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Project by SawdustyDan posted 05-06-2015 09:12 PM 917 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My li’l wifey-poo had me make an earring holder for her a few years ago and I figured I’d take a shot at upgrading the design for a sale item. The original was made from a pair of 3/4” dowels, vertical between two horizontal strips of poplar, and six 3/16” dowels horizontal between the side dowels. The earrings hang from these horizontal dowels. All very practical and functional and boring-looking. But, she loves the darned thing!

I can’t leave well enough alone and have a butt-load of walnut wasting its tight-grained life out in my garage, so this is what I came up with. Replaced the vertical dowels with 1/2” x 1 1/4”; canted the whole thing out to 15 degrees; angled the horizontal dowels from rear-to-front (going down) to increase the space between each row (easier to get the earrings in and out that way) and left out the second from the top dowel to accommodate the long dangly ones my wife enjoys wearing. Add two cup hooks on each side for necklaces and two countersunk holes for under-cabinet mounting and ‘voila!’ There you have it! Looks nice enough for any bathroom or boudoir and has room for about 40 or 50 pairs of your woman’s favorite sparkly-dangly ear things. Fun build, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein

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#1 posted 06-04-2015 11:53 AM

Nice job on the ear ring holder, Dan!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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