|Project by KelSnake||posted 04-14-2015 04:49 AM||1113 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
I made this ornate flat screen shelf for a co-worker and it features a long hidden compartment space once the right end has been removed. The end cannot be removed until the “lock pin” has been pulled from inside. As per request, the lock pin is accessed by a long pair of tongs as they are inserted into a 3” hole on top of the shelf. The large hole is for running wires off the top surface, so the pin inside isn’t so easy to see if you don’t know its there. Clever idea to keep the key in the kitchen utensil drawer too, lol ; )
If that wasn’t enough, I designed two more secret compartments inside the rounded part of the brackets. With the way that the piece fits into the bracket, it becomes invisible. A neo magnet catch at the back hold the mini-compartments firmly in place and secure from random jostling.
This big and heavy shelf is mounted to the wall by a pair of angle cut cleats, with one cleat being permanently attached to the wall, and the other attached to the inside of the shelf. Because of the one cleat has been well screwed to several studs in the wall, the to matching angles make it incredibly strong for the flat screen shelf to be super solid.
I never got to put a finish on it, but I understand the owner put a distressed black paint finish on it.
All in all a fun project, ...I think I might tackle another one someday.
-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca