|Project by Julian||posted 01-18-2009 01:57 AM||17189 views||16 times favorited||22 comments|
This project was fun to do, and a bit challenging getting the hidden compartment to function perfectly, and be inconspicuous. I used African mahogany for the dresser, and baltic birch for the drawer sides and the rear compartment. For the color, I had to match an existing piece of furniture so I used transtint red-brown dye mixed with alcohol, then minwax red mahogany stain. The finish is my own mix of wipe on varnish rubbed with 0000 steel wool inbetween coats, then waxed using steel wool again. It is a very inviting piece to touch due to the silky smooth feel.
Here is a shot of the dovetailed drawers.
Here is a shot of the hole for the knob to open the secret compartment.
Here is the secret compartment open
Here it is with the left side opened.
-- Julian, Park Forest, IL