Hanging Jewelry Box

Skill Level: Beginner

To minimize clutter, create an eye-catching catchall to store your most frequently worn accessories.

This hanging jewelry box has a shallow tray shelf to keep bracelets and rings safe, while longer necklaces can hang on drawer pulls or hooks.

Thing’s You’ll Need

  • 4 feet of 1-by-6 white pine board
  • 1 foot of 1-by-4 white pine board
  • BLACK+DECKER CS1004 Circular Saw
  • BLACK+DECKER Stss025 Sander 
  • Medium (100) and fine (120) grit sandpaper for MOUSE Detail Sander
  • Two drywall anchors
  • 7/64-inch drill bit
  • 11/64-inch drill bit
  • Two 2-inch wood screws
  • Ten 1 1/2-inch wood screws
  • Four decorative drawer pulls or hooks
  • Carpenter's square or straightedge
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Rag
  • High-gloss enamel paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Wood putty

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Cut the Boards 

With your BLACK+DECKER® Circular Saw, cut the following pieces for your hanging jewelry box:

  • Two 12-inch-long pieces of the 1-by-6 pine board for the front and back of the shelf.
  • Two 5-inch-long pieces of the 1-by-6 pine board for the ends.

One 12-inch-long piece of 1-by-4 pine board for the false bottom shelf.

Step 2. Create a False Bottom Shelf

Stand the 12-inch-long piece of 1-by-4 up on its side. Stand the two 5-inch-long pieces of 1-by-6 up at either end of the 1-by-4. Use a pencil and straightedge to create guidelines to help center the shelf piece 2 inches down from the top edge (5-inch) of each end piece. Use the 7/64-inch drill bit and BLACK+DECKER Drill/Driver to drill pilot holes into the center of the end pieces and into the shelf piece. Secure each end piece with a 1 1/2-inch wood screw. 

Tip: The false bottom shelf creates a shallow tray for storing jewelry. It also leaves room below for installing hardware for hanging the jewelry box.

Step 3. Add the Front and Back Pieces

Align the front and back pieces of pine by sliding them between the two end pieces. Ensure the edges are flush. Secure the end pieces to the front and back in each corner by drilling pilot holes and driving in 1 1/2-inch wood screws.

Step 4. Mark and Drill Holes for Drawer Pulls 

Measure and mark the locations of the drawer pulls or hooks, 1 inch above the bottom of the box and spaced evenly. Be sure to account for the size of your pulls or hooks when determining your spacing. Drill holes through the front of the box with an 11/64-inch drill bit to install the hardware after you paint the box.

Step 5. Sand the Surfaces

Prep your jewelry box for painting by sanding the wood surfaces thoroughly with a medium-grit (100) sandpaper and BLACK+DECKER Sander. Fill the screw holes (not the drawer pull holes) with wood putty before a final sanding with a finer grit (120) to smooth out any scratches on the wood surface.

Step 6. Paint the Box

Wipe the box with a damp rag to remove all sanding dust. Paint the box with a few coats of high-gloss enamel paint, allowing the final coat to cure overnight.

Step 7. Install Drawer Pulls or Hooks

Install your drawer pulls or hooks in the pre-drilled holes by tightening the bolts on the backside of the box's front piece.  

Tip: Choose drawer pulls or hooks that complement your existing décor.

Step 8. Hang and Style the Jewelry Box

After choosing the most functional location for your hanging jewelry box, mount it securely to the wall by driving two 2-inch wood screws through the back of the shelf into pre-installed drywall anchors.

Tip: Place the box by your home’s entrance to hold your keys, sunglasses, and wallet, or hang it in your bedroom with an accent mirror to use as a mini vanity.