|Project by Douglas Krueger||posted 01-07-2009 04:57 PM||3945 views||14 times favorited||18 comments|
This was designed and built as a gift for our eldest daughter and is based upon the roof design of the Buddhist Wats (churches) here in Thailand. It is composed of rosewood with Thai padoo for the hinges and drawer components. There are 2 secrets built into it:
The first is accessed by pressing on a very small sweet spot at the very top of the triangular piece. Pushing any where else will do nothing. The door pivots on the upper dowel while the lower set of dummy dowels is there to fool the unaware.
Once the door is opened, a long tray slides out and can be removed.
With the tray removed you can now access the wooden slide mechanism which releases a hidden compartment in the drawer below. A slight indentation was made in the slide to give a finger hold in order to slide the piece left and right.
This is the drawer in it’s ‘normal’ opened position.
With the slide pushed to the left, the drawer will now open farther to access the rear compartment.
Here are a couple more pics of the finished product
An this was the inspiration for the basic design
For those interested, here is the link to a 4 part blog detailing the build.
Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed….................
-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles