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Forum topic by live4ever posted 07-29-2010 10:00 AM 2973 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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live4ever

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07-29-2010 10:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question jewelry chest chest hardware

I’m building a large (approx. 16”x16”x20”h) jewelry chest for my wife. The chest will have two swing out side panels for necklaces. I’m thinking a minimum of 10 pegs/hangers per side.

I would have liked to go with brass hangers, but at $4 a pop, the Brusso ones would total $80 just for necklace hangers.

Any other sources for metal peg-like hardware that might be a bit cheaper? I’m open to wooden pegs as well, but I’d have to buy them, as I can’t/don’t turn. And they would need to be a bit more necklace friendly than a dowel…

Thanks in advance for some ideas!

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 08:13 PM

Get you some brass wire and a bender and make them. You could do it in a vise as well.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Wire-Bending-Jig/T10163

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 09:18 PM

I’ve used Lee Valley “Shaker Pegs” for the same thing. The smallest is 1-3/4” long and are .16 Cents each. They also have “Wheel Pins” to attach Toy Wheels that start at 1/2” long and are .20 Cents each.

Link to Shaker Pegs is here: http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=32805&cat=1,250,43233&ap=1

You can then go back one page to find the Pins. I’m sure that Craft Stores also sell them and I’ve seen a Small Selection in Home Depot and Lowes.

Hope it’s of some help.

Rick

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 10:30 PM

Thanks David and Rick. After scrounging around in the LV catalog for hours, I still missed those wheel pins – never would have thought to look in the toy parts section! Brilliant! If I go the wooden route, I think those will fit the bill perfectly. Metal is preferable though – not sure how good a job I’d be able to do with wire/bender, but it’s worth investigating.

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