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Forum topic by MOJOE posted 01-21-2012 07:21 PM 7419 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2012 07:21 PM

I’m wrapping up a small jewelry cabinet for my daughter. Can anyone point me in the direction of somewhere I can find foam inserts to add to the drawers? Namely, I’m looking for something to hold rings. Since the drawers are already made, I’d need this to be “cut to fit”
Thanks
joe

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 07:22 PM

Rockler carries some, but I am not sure if they are cut to fit, kind of spendy too.

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 07:47 PM

Wow! I am about to make the drawers for a jewelry box also! I have pondered whether that peel-and-stick weatherstripping foam would work. what I had in mind was that 1” X 1” gray foam that goes around window A/C units. Problem is, it’s butt-ugly! I’ve also wondered about red chenille, or velvet, but unsure what people are using underneath it for support. I thought maybe that rigid styrene foam that florists use, covered in red chenille, but I don’t want to re-invent the wheel if there is a standard, more typical way that others are using. Most jewelry boxes listed in ‘Projects’ show no detail about what was used for inserts. C’mon, guys, help us out!!

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 01:03 AM

If you need to cut foam yourself, the best thing to do it with is an electric carving knife.

Otherwise if you could get the material bits made up, perhaps you could stuff them with teddy bear / soft toy stuffing.

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 03:53 AM

I made my own ring holder inserts by cutting slits in high density foam and then covering it with ultrasuede folded down into the slits before the glue set up. Worked super.

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 05:18 PM

gfadvm…..I was thinking about that myself…..might be the best option for a custom fit application.
Thanks guys!
joe

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 12:55 AM

I know that amazon sales there faux velvet/foam inserts for jewelry boxes with small slits in them for rings. The material is soft enough for you to cut and there are enough slits you can spare.

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 12:59 AM

This may help….
http://www.woodsmith.com/files/issues/197/make-a-ring-holder.pdf

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 01:23 AM

I just made some using styrofoam from tool packing. I cut a slit part of the way through on the table saw.
Then I put a little Titebond glue (don’t use CA glue—trust me on this!!!!) in the slits and forced the velvet in with a steel ruler. The principal is much like the link live4ever just posted. I wraped the ends, put a little more glue there, and tucked it in to the tray.

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 01:57 AM

liveforever: Wow! Thanks for the link! That is the best suggestion I’ve seen, and I’m going to Michael’s for the necessary supplies. Thank You for taking the time to provide this info! I hope Mojoe and others find this info useful as well.

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#10 posted 01-24-2012 02:40 AM

Here is the link to what rockler sales but, at $1 an inch I would make my own. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=9875 I have used the method show by live4ever but instead of rolling batting into roll’s I used the grey foam insulating rope. I’ve found the batting to be lumpy and loose shape easily.

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#11 posted 01-24-2012 02:49 AM

No problem poopiekat, glad it helps!

Now if someone could share a high-quality affordable option for necklace hangers/hooks I’d be much appreciative! The Brusso necklace pegs are like $5 a pop and not a great option when your “client” wants a lot of hooks!

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#12 posted 01-24-2012 03:20 AM

here in Louisville, we have a flea market that comes around every so often, and they have many vendors. It’s held at the fairgrounds. there are 2 or 3 vendors there with a nice variety of inserts of all sorts n sizes for jewelry boxes. other than that, this internet should yield something

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#13 posted 01-24-2012 01:24 PM

Thanks again guys…..the insulating rope sounds like a good option to me!

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#14 posted 01-25-2012 12:38 AM

I’m planning to use those ‘cup hooks’ for necklaces. Or, possibly those 90-degree hooks, whatever I can find that looks right and has a yellow aureate (like polished brass) finish. Dollar-Rama here I come!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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