Build a DIY Wood Letter Jewelry Hanger
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It is time once again for the monthly Power Tool Challenge with this month’s theme being a “one board” project… For my project, I chose to build a DIY wood letter jewelry hanger with a 1×4 board. This board isn’t exactly a standard length such as 6′ or 8′ – it is a board I found in the cull bin at The Home Depot that is only 5′ long (I got a super deal on it!).
This jewelry hanger is for my daughter, Hannah (or normally known as “The Han”), and matches her style perfectly! My oldest is moving out of the house and Han – excuse me, The Han – gets to do what most other younger siblings look forward to doing… She gets to move into her big brother’s old room. Over the next several weeks, we have plenty of awesome projects planned for her new space!
As for this project, it is one of the easiest to make and the concept can be adapted to other letters. The trim around the letters has a 1/4″ profile over the base letter with mitered corners. I secured the trim using a fast-drying wood adhesive, such as DAP® Rapid Fuse Wood Adhesive, in lieu of nails or screws.
I started by cutting two pieces of the 1×4 at 12″ and one piece at 3-1/2″ long. I drilled pocket holes in the 3-1/2″ piece, staggering the holes so they wouldn’t interfere with each other. I centered the shorter piece on the longer 12″ pieces and secured them using 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
I ripped the remaining piece of the board on the table saw into 1″ strips. (Always use common-sense safety practices when using power tools. Be aware and not distracted when cutting boards close to the blade.) I thoroughly sanded all of the pieces prior to cutting.
I cut a 45° miter in one end of the 1″ pieces and started measuring for the trim. I cut the pieces for the outside first, then worked my way around securing the trim pieces with wood adhesive.
I added a pair of antique brass cup hooks to one “leg” of the letter for hanging necklaces, and another pair of cup hooks with a pair of jewelry box pulls on the other “leg”. I also added two keyhole hangers with screws to the back for hanging.
Take a look at the other awesome one board projects from my fellow blogging friends:
- Scroll Saw Wooden Basket by Kim Six Fix
- Easy DIY Picture Frames by Domestically Speaking,
- DIY Wood Letter Jewelry Hanger by Designs By Studio C
- Circle Back Kids Chair Plans by Her Tool Belt
- Easy Wood Pumpkin Cutout by H2OBungalow
- DIY Pizza Bread Board by Refresh Restyle
- Small Step Stool by My Repurposed Life
- DIY Glue Gun Holder by Virginia Sweet Pea
- DIY Wooden Movie Projector by Thrift Diving
Amazing, as always! Have any questions about how to build a DIY wood letter jewelry hanger? Leave a comment below!