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Project by kiefer posted 04-06-2017 01:32 PM 1231 views 14 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A floating shelf that slides open revealing a secret compartment.
My design idea for this shelf was to create a shadow line along the back edge which gives the illusion that the shelf is floating and not attached to the wall. Just a design idea made from scraps of this and that .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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Calmudgeon

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#1 posted 04-06-2017 01:50 PM

I like the storage idea. A good place to dump keys and other small sundries near an entrance way and hide all the clutter.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#2 posted 04-06-2017 01:58 PM

Excellent idea Klaus! It does look like it’s floating! Good place to keep or hide incidental items and maybe even a weapon…. You could also adapt a way to lock it.
Nice work a always!
Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 04-06-2017 02:13 PM

Idle hands create some neat stuff!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 04-06-2017 02:25 PM

Love it, great design and we’ll done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 04-06-2017 02:38 PM

Great idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 04-06-2017 02:40 PM

I love it Klaus. Nothing like hiding in plain sight.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 04-06-2017 02:44 PM

Very well done. Amazing what one can create with scraps and spare time.

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#8 posted 04-06-2017 02:46 PM

very clever …..tricky dicky you are …...GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#9 posted 04-06-2017 03:01 PM

Awesome, quickly to favorites

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 04-06-2017 03:08 PM

It is magical. First the way it just floats in mid air and second the skill to conceive and build it.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#11 posted 04-06-2017 03:46 PM

Nice. My S&W would feel right at home snug inside that shelf. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 04-06-2017 04:14 PM

Very nice. I like this. Now just have to remember to open it slowly so you don’t knock that vase full of water onto the floor!!

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#13 posted 04-06-2017 04:28 PM

Intriguing idea, I like it :)

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#14 posted 04-06-2017 06:19 PM

Cleaver!

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 04-06-2017 06:24 PM

Very nice / COOL Klaus…

Is that a drawer slider being used for the Pull-Out feature?

Is there a latch that needs to be unlatched to open it up?

COOL approach!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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