Jewelry Display Cases

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Project by scrappy posted 05-11-2009 08:57 AM 4741 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a picture of one of the Jewelry Display Stands I made for my daughter in law for christmass 07.

Frame is made from dimension oak 1×4 Backs are 1/4 Ply from a crate at work. ( love scrap wood)

Put in runners to screw the hooks into. 1/2×1/4 Oak.

The earings are hanging on a piece of plastic trim angle. Mounted the ends on blocks of oak. Used angle to give them some stand out from the back and extra strength from the L shape.

The Closure hook is reversable so when these are set up on a table for a “Jewelry Party” they can be placed back-to -back and latched together.

Hinges are brass stamped for a little style.

When I put the back panel into a rabbit, I left the panel a little small and painted the edges black to give this a look of being trimed. ( you have to remember, this was all done BEFORE i found LJ’s and learned how to put a small opposing color in to give the box look a litle more POP)

Also the corners and pack panel are (should I say it) Nailed on. :-(

At the time that was the easier way to do this. Doing it over, would have used half-lap or keyed miters. (lots stronger)

All inner surfeces lined with black crushed velvet useing a spray on contact cement. That is something else I won’t repeat. Had a devil of a time getting that stuff laid on without any rinkles, over ridges, and up around the sides. no no no not again!

Here is a similar one done by JohnMarr that I think looks better.

Please leave all comments and critques. I know this has flaws!


Sory, Almost forgot…..The last picture is what my freind in the Corean busness is doing to try and get more sales. Useing scraps and cut offs they have started to make candle holders and center pieces that match your counters. very nice scroll work on thee. (I did not make this)

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 10:45 AM

Live and learn. That’s what keeps us going. Looks better than you give yourself credit for.

I’m sure the center pieces will go over big with a lot of women. Now, if he can get enough for them to make it pay!!??

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 03:22 PM

You are on “a roll” my friend.
I work with reclaimed wood too but your projects beat the heck out of mine.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 04:43 PM

This a good case.well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-12-2009 01:20 AM


Looks good, looks like we had the same idea. Or at least we copied copied the same picture. I was afraid of having the same problem with using sheet felt so I used the flocking and that worked out well.


-- John

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#5 posted 05-12-2009 02:36 AM


Thank you for the nice comment. My design came from the lady that trained my daughter in law. Her cases were real ruff. She had just cut some 1×2 to length and nailed on a piece of plywood. so we are both ahead of that design. haha

If I do this or a lined jewelry box again, I will be useing flocking also. The sheet material was a pain.


The scroll work is done when they don’t have any work in the shop to do. Sory to say he has way too much time to get these done.

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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