- 1 Board , 3/4"x 3/4" , 24"
- 1 Board , 3/4"x1" , 48"
Hardware & Supplies
- 1 Flat Metal Bar- 1/2" x 1/16" x 12"
- 1 Round Metal Rod 1/4"x 12"
- 2 3/4" Screws
- 10 1" Panel Nails- to hang necklaces
- 24 1 1/4" Brad Nails
I ripped my own 3/4" and 1" pieces from a 1x4. You can also use craft wood, or anything similar in dimension. I refer to these pieces as 3/4" x 3/4" and 3/4" x 1", because coming from a 1x4, they are technically 3/4" thick...
The steel rod and bar came in 36" lengths, and I cut them to 12" with the chop saw, so I can make 3 of these with each one :)
Drill holes in metal
With your flat steel bar on a piece of scrap wood, drill your earring and attachment holes with a 1/8" bit. I placed attachment holes centered about 3/8" from each end, then starting 1 1/2" from each end, I drilled earring holes every 1/2".
Drill Holes in Wood
Using a 5/8" bit, drill a hole in the side of each 9 1/2" long piece of wood, 2 1/2" from one end.
Sand and Stain or Paint
I chose to sand things down quick and paint and stain them before assembling.
Add Nails for Necklace Hanging
Now, take your 2- 3/4" x 12" pieces and add nails. I placed 5 nails in each one spaced 2" apart. I nailed them in enough to be sturdy, but left enough sticking out to hang rings and necklaces on.
Now, assemble the frame using your 2- 1" x 12" pieces, and your 2- 1" x 9 1/2" pieces. The 9 1/2" pieces go on the inside of the 12" pieces. I like to secure things with a dab of hot glue while I nail them together.
Add Earring Bar
Now, add your Earring bar. Attach with the top of the bar 1 1/8" from the top of your frame. Make sure to pre-drill your holes so the wood doesn't split, and attach with 3/4" screws.
Add Scrap Pieces
Now, attach your scrap 3/4" pieces. Use hot glue to secure and nail them with the top 1 1/2" up from the bottom of the frame. These will allow one of your necklace bars to sit out, allowing necklaces from the other to go behind it...
Add Necklace Bars
Now, add your pieces with the nails. One will go on top of the scraps you just attached, and the other will go with the top 4 3/4" up from the bottom of the frame. Attach with glue and nails.
Attach Sawtooth Hanger
Almost Done! Now, attach the sawtooth hanger with hot glue and nails, centered to the back of the top of the frame.
Now, hang it up and add some jewelry- or wrap it up for someone special :)
For more pictures, check out http://www.sunnyand79.com/pottery-barn-inspired-rustic-jewelry-holder/
Please let me know if you have any questions! And we'd love for you to post your pictures here if you decide to build your own :)
Add Bracelet Rod
Slide the bracelet rod into the holes you drilled in the side of the frame.