DIY Jewelry Stand From Wood Dowels and Copper Pipes
Looking for a unique way to hang and display your favorite jewelry?! Well, this project is just for you! This jewelry stand has a bit of an industrial feel and cost less than $20 dollars to make. Whats also great is that this project doesn’t require any serious hardware tools–you can visit your local hardware store and ask them to precut the wood for you, so you don’t have to do all the extra work at home.
Materials you will need to craft the jewelry stand:
- TWO 3/4″ 90-degree elbow copper pipe
- TWO 3/4″ wide & 2″ tall copper pipe
- 12″ tall & 3/4″ wide wood dowel
- TWO 17″ tall & 3/4″ wide wood dowel
- 15″ wide & 3″ tall wood base
- pencil or marker
- industrial glue
- measuring tape
- 1″ nails
- water bottles
How to make the Jewelry Stand – Step By Step Guide
Step 1: glue the 90-degree elbow pipe
Apply a good amount of industrial glue within one of the sides of the 90-degree elbow pipe. Take the other elbow pipe and do the same thing.
Step 2: fix the dowel an elbow
Attach both elbow pipes at the end of the 12″ wooden dowel. Once you attached the pipes make sure both pipes are pushed all the way in, and let it sit for about 10 minutes before you move on.
Step 3: decide how many hanging spots you need
Decide on how many nails you want to attach to your jewelry stand. Measure out the spacing between each nail and mark each spot with a pencil. **For this project we attached 6 nails and it measures 1 1/2″ between each nail.
Step 4: hammer nails
Carefully hammer the nails on each marked spot. Make sure not to hammer the nail all the way down, leave 1/4″ of the nail sticking out. Do the same with each marked spot and try to keep the nail height consistent.
Step 5: Continue with the second corner
Apply a good amount of glue inside the other end of the elbow pipe and immediately attach the end of the 17″ wooden dowel inside the pipe. Do the same on the opposite side.
Step 6: let it dry
Once you have glued the pieces together, let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Step 7: Apply glue at the bottom
Apply a layer glue inside the 2″ copper pipe and immediately place the end of the dowel through. Do the same on the opposite side.
Step 8: Hold for a few minutes
Before you completely glue down the stand, mark the middle of the wooden base. Apply a thick layer of glue at the end of both dowels and attach the ends of the dowels to the wooden base. Hold the wood dowels up for a couple minutes.
Step 9: leave it for completely dry
To ensure that the stand does fall, place full water bottles on the sides of the dowels to keep it standing as the glue dries. Depending on the industrial glue, it can take about 4-10 hours for the glue to completely dry.
Once your stand has dried your all ready to hang your beautiful jewelry on your new handmade jewelry stand. Hope you enjoyed this project! Happy crafting!