Farmhouse Jewelry Wall Cabinet

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 05/02/2019 - 10:18
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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!






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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.
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Tenney (not verified)

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:57

For earrings with posts, I have used scraps of plastic needlepoint canvas to keep all the fronts and backs together. You could just nail the scrap to one of the crossbars so it would be easy to pull the earring and back thingy apart. The long hooks for the dangling earrings can hang on the bottom row of the canvas - I'm sure there are actual names for all these jewelry parts, but I'm not much of a girly-girl and don't know them!

Jennifer Leigh (not verified)

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 15:56

You are so talented! Organizing jewelry has always been a problem for me. I've tried everything from the hanging organizer in the closet to baskets. This is such a rustic yet beautiful way to display jewelry while keeping off the dresser or closet floor!

Evelyn Talitha… (not verified)

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 07:50

This is cute when i make key boards or Jewelry boards I use tiny old handcut nails . My son pulled them out of a bathroom he was remodeling, from the rotten floor in a 200 year old house

Amanda Morgan (not verified)

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 18:24

I love this cabinet and plan on making one this week, but I'm not sure how I should hang it. Do you suggest screwing two screws through the top support right into studs?

Linda Johnson (not verified)

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:41

An outdoor jewelry cabinet? Wow, you really ARE bragging!

It would work just as well inside, I guess (;) )

Titus andron (not verified)

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 08:07

This is so great!I have a bunch of stuff from National Jewelers Supplies and i don't really know where to hang them or how.Because they are so beautiful i don't want them to stay in a drawer and your idea is simply fantastic.I wonder if i show this to my husband he will build me one.

Jimmy Labis (not verified)

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 07:24

I saw this plan and thought it was a great relatively fast project.... with a 2 year old running around I need to make the most of my time in the shop... I made one for my sister using wood I salvaged from a barn built in the 1800's... it looks totally awesome...thank you for sharing the plans!!