|Project by KelSnake||posted 09-25-2015 03:23 PM||1750 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Secret Hole in The Wall
A lot of folks have one of these second floor cubby spaces in their home, this particular lady had just a hole cut out of the drywall and someone threw a door up over it. Normally this space holds Christmas decorations and last years squirrel feeder that your second cousin gave you last year, but hey, who am I to judge.
Well, I couldn’t have that now could I? This small space is like a walk in closet and so aromatic cedar seemed appropriate and the trim she offered to paint it herself later, I guess we are all trying to save a few bucks where we can.
I used the aromatic cedar tongue and groove cedar for the main covering. The secret door is accessed by the small but very strong magnetic wand and finally comes out in two pieces.
The very simple locking mechanism is shaped like a boot that hooks under a tab on the permanent wainscotting piece has strong neo magnets as well, which allows the wand to move the ‘boot’ to the locked and unlocked positions. There is a tiny neo magnet that keeps the ‘boot’ securely in the locked position. Once the boot has been mooved to the unlocked (left) position, the panel piece can be lifted up and the bottom swings out of the channel, lowing the piece removes it from the top channel and out. Without unlocking the ‘boot’, the space remains unaccessable.
The larger secondary piece cannot be removed until the first piece has been removed. Slide to the right to mid point between each side, lift up, pull bottom out, pull down as the top is pulled free of the top channel.
A pretty simple build if you happen to have a similar set up and wanna play. ; )
-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca