This project is rad! It is so simple to make, it cost barely anything, and it would make a great Mother’s Day gift (hint, hint: that is only next month, peeps!)
Honestly, once you make one of these, you will probably want to make a slew of them. This adorable wood & copper stand is perfect for organizing bracelets and necklaces in your bedroom, and a limitless arrangement in your craft space (think ribbons and scissors for one). It’s no secret that I love copper, but the combination of wood and copper here is a beautiful detail in this minimalist design. The wood feels earthy and simple, and the copper end-caps feel like the bling of jewelry.
1 length of 1/2″ dowel, cut into one 7″ piece and two 4 1/2″ pieces
1/2″ copper connector
1/2″ copper t-bar connector
2 copper end-caps (1/2″)
one 8 1/2″ long piece of 2″ X 4″
wood glue (I used Gorilla Glue cuz the stuff is STRONG)
drill with 1/2″ bit
You want to cut your dowel into 3 pieces. I chose to cut my upright length at 7″, and my two horizontal pieces at 4 1/2″ each.
I simply cut a 8 1/2″ piece of 2″x4″ from some scraps we hand handy. This operates as the base. Taking my drill, I drilled down with my 1/2″ bit to make a 1/2″ deep hole.
Filling the hole with wood glue, I inserted my 1/2″ copper connector that basically looks like a copper tube. Make sure to wipe up any glue that oozed out. I found it worked best to use a hammer to make sure that the pieces were snug and in their place.
Next, fill the rim of the connector with more glue and hammer in your upright dowel.
Next, attach the end-caps to your two horizontal pieces using glue and a hammer. Then connect those two horizontal pieces together using the copper T- connector. Last step is to glue and hammer that T-connector to your upright.
You could take this a step further and use wood stain to prep the dowels and 2″x4″ before you assemble everything. It will give a deeper, richer look. However, I personally love the Scandinavian vibe that the light wood gives my new stand.
I love this so much, that I think I may use some sturdier dowels and make a coffee cup holder to go next to my copper pour over! Ooooo, now I’m excited!