Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Small Jewelry Armoire

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A lady always needs a place to store her finest jewels… This wall-mount armoire uses standard mirror tiles found at any big-box store. It could also be used for keys, or pet leashes!

Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Kreg Jig
  • Router
  • Chisel
  •  Hammer
  • Square
  • Sander
  • 1 – 1×4 at 6’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 6’
  • 1 – scrap piece of ¾” plywood at least 15” square
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • Rabbeting bit for the router to make a rabbet 3/8” wide x 1 /4” deep
  • 1 – 12” x 12” mirror tile
  • Hinges
  • Handle or latch for front
  • Glass adhesive or silicone caulk
  • Magnetic or clip catch for door
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 1×4 at 16-1/4”– Sides
  • 2 – 1×4 at 14-3/4” – Top & Bottom
  • 1 – 14-3/4” x 14-3/4” of ¾” plywood – Back
  • 2 – 1×3 at 16-1/4” – Door Frame Sides
  • 2 – 1×3 at 11-1/4” – Door Frame Top & Bottom

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the cabinet sides, top, and bottom. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill holes in each end of the top and bottom. Secure the top and bottom to the sides as shown with 1-1/4” pocket screws and glue. Check for square.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes as shown. Secure the back flush with the frame back using 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the door frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the top and bottom frame pieces. Assemble as shown and check for square. Using a router and the rabbeting bit, cut a 3/8” wide x 1 /4” deep rabbet in the back of the door frame. Use a chisel and hammer to square the corners. Insert the mirror into the opening to check for fit. Secure with mirror adhesive or silicone caulk. Add hinges, the door catch, and the handle or knob. Add Cup hooks for hanging items such as jewelry, keys, pet leashes, etc.

To mount to a wall – Drill countersunk holes in the back and secure with 2″ screws into at least one stud.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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