Farmhouse Jewelry Wall Cabinet

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 05/02/2019 - 10:18
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Make this farmhouse style wall jewelry cabinet! Free plans from

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Display your statement jewelry in this easy to make farmhouse style cabinet.

It's made of wood - so you can stain it any color of your choice.  This cabinet is stained "Classic Gray" by Minwax Wood Stain.


The cabinet hinges open to reveal rustic nails used as jewelry hooks.

Beadboard on the back adds to the charm - but you can also use scrap wood or even leave the back off (hello shiplap wall!)

We love that the hardware cloth door is perfect for hooking earrings too.

This is a gorgeous piece, only made more beautiful by your jewelry!






The free plans are following.

Thank you for using our plans.  If you do build, please share a pic - you can tag me on Instagram @anawhitediy or #anawhite or upload a brag post.


farmhouse wall jewelry cabinet plans
Dimensions are shown above.


Shopping List

1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long

1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long

1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long

1/4" plywood or beadboard for back @ 16" x 32" (optional)

1 set narrow profile hinges

1 handle

chicken wire or hardware cloth

magnetic clasp or hasp (optional)

You'll need some staples for attaching the hardware cloth or chicken wire

Common Materials
Cut List

2 - 1x4 @ 32"

1 - 1X4 @ 14 1/2"

1 - 1X4 @ 17"

2 - 1X2 @ 14 1/2"

Back is 16" x 32"



2 - 1x3 @ 9 1/4" 

2 - 1x3 @ 31" 


Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Staple Gun


Step 1

Okay - just build the box bottom as shown here. If you don't have a Kreg Jig, you can certainly countersink or even nail and glue.

TIP: If you wish to attach top with pocket holes, drill two 3/4" PHs facing upward on the inside of the sides for attaching the top in later steps.

Step 2

Then add the back supports. I actually adjusted my placement for the length of my necklaces. Remember, you can loop necklaces a couple times around a nail to shorten.

TIP: You'll hang the cabinet through a screw through these back supports.

Step 3

Now add the top.

Step 4

And then the back. Again, back is optional.

Step 5

Step 6

And a cheat sheet ...

Step 7

May I suggest cutting blocks 2 3/4" long and placing inside the project?

Step 8

Then when you go to put the hinges on, just rest the door on the blocks!

Step 9

And I just nailed a nail every inch or so for hanging the necklaces.

Step 10

And stapled on hardware cloth with 1/2" staples from the back. Use tin snips to cut the wire - it's much easier than wire cutters. Or try to find spring loaded wire cutters.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
Finish Used
For the finish, I used Minwax Classic Gray stain.


Flippin1999@ya… (not verified)

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 10:29

Thank you for this, now I know what my afternoon project will be! Im lazier than you,I've been Using THUMB TACKS in the bathroom wall for my necklaces. Shudder.


Tue, 06/26/2012 - 15:11

I love this project! And though the beadboard looks beautiful, if anyone has any scrap pegboard that may also be a good earring holding solution for the backing. You could even pop in a peg or two for rings. So much easy customization here! Can't wait to make one


Tue, 06/26/2012 - 17:02

Ana with all that you do and give on a daily basis I can't even believe you even kid about being lazy! There's just no way you are lazy! Love the build. Genius once again.

KellyLynn (not verified)

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 19:05

This is beautiful, but I'm not much of a jewelry person, either. I'm thinking the addition of some shelves would turn this into an adorable spice cabinet.

Milca (not verified)

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 05:04

No jewellery here... except one necklace from when we visited Republic Dominican a while back. And then the kids got a hold of it... :S Oh well.
Love the idea of a spice rack with this rustic look. Definitely a project that I could handle very soon :) Thanks Ana for your plans and KellyLynn for the idea of a spicerack mod!

Gregg (not verified)

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 09:08

This looks great Ana. I love your site by the way. What finish did you use to get the grey look?