|Project by quasarwutwut||posted 09-28-2016 10:14 PM||613 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my first project posted, so please be gentle. :) This is what I’m calling a ”recessed jewelry armoire”, made for my wife to handle the overspilling of her jewelry from the few table-top boxes she had. A simpler solution would have been to ask her to get rid of some of her jewelry, but it seemed safer to spend weeks working on this instead. I spent quite a while looking for an already made version but could not find one that was meant to be recessed. I found some rather cheaply made (IMO) versions that were either free-standing or meant to be hung on a wall, but I wanted one where it just looked like a hanging full-length wall mirror with a low profile. I could have modified one that was for hanging, but it just seemed more worth it to attempt to make my own, and necessity is the mother of something or other, so away we went…
If you can decipher my chicken-scratch drawing it has pretty basic dimensions, but I made the choice of making it wider than the cut out between my studs, knowing I would have to frame a bit once I cut into the wall, because I already had the mirror and wanted to get it as wide as I could for that mirror. I used all poplar and purchased the ring holder in the upper right part. I covered the back and shelves in a jewelry-safe fabric and installed a motion-activated light up top. The only mistake I made (and there were many) that I regret is that I cut the notches in the earring holders on a bandsaw with a 1/16th blade and I should have used a 1/8th – some earrings don’t want to fit into those slots, which I didn’t realize until after it was completely done. Live and learn. I was really happy (and even more importantly my wife was really happy) with how it turned out. Thanks for checking out my first attempt at legitimate furniture!
-- Jordan, Chicago, not allowed near saws or goats. Or goats with saws.