|Project by ThorinOakenshield||posted 09-29-2012 05:48 PM||1439 views||4 times favorited||1 comment|
My wife’s jewelry was a rats nest inside of a jewelry box, which broke, so she put it in an empty plastic box where everything became one conglomerated piece of sparkle magic. So she wanted to build a jewelry frame to organize it and I happen to have on hand some nice cedar scraps that we had left over from the raised garden beds we made.
We worked on this together according to the plans that she had drawn out. I used some raised panel bits on the 1.5’’ cedar boards and then add a second groove. The second groove has a piece of 1/4’’ oak plywood painted black set in it for the backdrop to the hanging screen. The first (and front) groove holds the aluminum screen about 1/4’’ away from the oak. My wife (Mrs. Oakenshield “Queen under the mountain”) did all lace, dowel, and nob work on the drill press and miter saw while I assisted with measuring and supporting the material. She also sanded and applied the polyurethane.
She dabbled with the idea of staining the wood but ultimately liked the natural cedar look and just put a couple coats of poly on it. The lace was her solution to hide the first groove from every angle and to hang earring studs on. She picked up the cabinet hardware on super sale for .59 a piece.
-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain