The project is entering its final stages with assembly and finishing remaining.
The 2 hinged ‘roof’ pieces are now in place and this gives an idea of the various storage areas. The small triangular piece in the top unit is the access to the second hiding place.
The door hinges on a dowel through an elongated hole in the door. I had thought a straight hole through would do the trick but neglected to realize that as the door pivoted open, it also had to drop down as well or it would not open.
With the door open you can now see the face of the hidden box as well as the sliding mechanism used to unlock the hidden drawer compartment below.
The hidden box is slide part way out and is designed to be completely removed.
And this is the final product after 5 coats of sprayed urethane with 1500 wet sanding between coats. All in all it was a very rewarding project as I had never designed and built such a complex (for me anyway) piece before.
Hope you enjoyed the blog. For more pictures of the finished product please see the project page.
-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles