Painted Wooden Jewelry Organizer
Lisa Vickery shows how to create this wooden jewelry organizer.
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Project by Lisa Vickery.
Lisa Vickery was terrified when she first took a woodworking class. Now, she absolutely loves using her power tools to make things like this gorgeous wooden jewelry organizer.
Materials and Tools:
1" x 3" and 1" x 2-1/2" poplar boards
shaker pegs (for tops of cases)
tie pegs (across bottom of cases)
hardware cloth (screening)
single-overlay cabinet hinges
cabinet knobs of choice
acrylic top coat sealant
1. For construction: Prime lumber. Cut wood to correct length using chop saw in customized tray with stops set for each length.
2. Using router, cut "ditch" for screen to lay in.
3. Pre-drill holes for ring pegs using drill press.
4. Using hand press, assemble frames.
5. Drill holes for necklace/bracelet pegs using drill press. Drill and countersink hole for decorative knob.
6. Hand-sand rough edges.
7. Hammer pegs into pre-drilled holes — top only.
9. "Sketch" in basic vein lines with artist's brush and ochre paint. Soften lines with brush and water.
10. Press on darker color (burgundy) over breaks in veins with fingers. Soften with brush and water. Press in original vein color over burgundy to add depth and contrast.
11. Sponge on glaze/paint mixture to reduce flatness and add depth.
12. Add lower pegs and door knob and paint. Paint edges silver.
13. Varnish the wood. Later, dilute base paint and paint back of frame.
14. To assemble, cut screen to size using template and wire cutters.
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