I am carpentry challenged.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen


    I wanted to make something to hang on my wall so I could hang up the plethora of necklaces that I have. They outgrew my jewelry box years ago. So, I had this grand plan...even planned it out on paper.

    Go to t he hardware store, spent a good hour trying to figure out how to do this design, or that design...then finally said, screw it. I got two 3 foot dowling rods and figured I'd just mark off evenly spaced marks, pound in a nail then nail the darnn thing to the wall.

    I can't even get the nails to go in!!! I think the wood is too strong and the nails are too thin. They keep bending.

    Geez. I can't even do a 3rd graders project.

  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

  3. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    The amazon thingy is WAAAY too small. I need to hang about 50 necklaces. I might see if they have those little tiny screw in hooks. Nothing on there is heavy so they don't have to go in far.

  4. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

  5. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

  6. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Abbey...don't feel bad about your inability to drive nails thru a dowel. Generaly, dowels are cut from harder woods like oak, and its really hard to put a big, sturdy nail into oak without pre-drilling a hole. Throw in there that you are driving a small nail into a rounded surface, and...well...don't feel bad.

    Can you go back to the hardware store and buy a couple of eye screws, with eyes big enough the dowel will fit thru them? Or large hooks? Then you can screw those into the wall and slide the dowel in and out as needed to put your necklaces on it or remove them.
  7. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    I like that second link that totoro had. Looks like a thin board with cloth over it and metal push pins. That looked kind of cool.

  8. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I bought a new big jewelry chest (stands on the floor) but before that, I tacked some cork squares to the wall of my closet and used push pins to hang that stuff. If you want to use nails or screws they would go better into a furring strip or something like that. Dowels are too hard to nail into.
  9. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Abbey, I was just thinking of making something like this myself. H has so much wood leftovers hanging around the garage. Maybe I will make this my weekend project. Yeah! Good luck with yours. I think I'm going to copy that one with the fabric over the board.
  10. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I used a cup holder.One of those cute wooden ones that can fold up. I've also gotten metal cup hooks and just screwed them into the wall, or onto a wood plaque from Michaels.

    I believe in making things as easy as possible.
  11. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    What about buying a small window screen and hanging it from the wall. Or you could buy pegboard and pegs and have all sorts of things hanging up AND making a design statement.

    I would be leary of just using a wooden dowel rod because the necklaces will all slid around.

    Or, if you need a smaller space. get a bakers cooling rack with the squares and hang that up with hooks to hang the jewelry on. I would use screweyes with bolts to hook the necklaces on.
  12. ML

    ML Guest

    But you are adorable and cute so who cares. Heck, can't that spork work as a tool? Hgus, ML
  13. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

  14. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    The tie rack idea is what I'm shooting for. Two of them might hold all the necklaces. I also like the cork board. I think I could pull that one off. ;)