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Project by miles125 posted 11-13-2007 03:40 AM 1716 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a column i built when i did my kitchen about 12 years ago. It has a hard to detect flush door on the end with a touchlatch. The whole inside is hollow and lined with adjustable shelves. Mostly it collects a lot of junk that wont fit in my junk drawers.

Luckily, i did all the fluting on a cnc router that belonged to a company i worked for at the time.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 11-13-2007 03:44 AM

This is beautiful work, Miles! You are good!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 11-13-2007 04:00 AM

Very creative use of the space. Looks really good in the room.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 11-13-2007 04:24 AM

Very clever. I think I’d use that secret spot to store valuables – never know when the burglars are going to strike. I really like the idea.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 11-13-2007 05:20 AM

Thats very cool! A great idea, and you would never know its there..blends perfectly!


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#5 posted 11-13-2007 06:35 AM

Neat!! Good way to utilize the space.I saw a shelf unit today that pulled out to reveal a hidden compartment behind it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 11-13-2007 06:39 AM

Thar is a unique design. I hate wasted spaces. Use everything and make it look good.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 11-13-2007 09:34 AM

I agree! I’ve noticed a lot of posts recently using the “adapt and overcome” principle!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#8 posted 11-13-2007 09:56 AM

Very nice Miles. Adds a professional finishing touch.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 11-13-2007 01:27 PM

well isn’t that sneaky!! Well done.

hmm we are talking about putting a small wall up in the living room to block it off from the cold hallway in the winter. Perhaps we can get a secret storage area in it …
great idea and well executed

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 11-13-2007 02:19 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. I think i’m secretly fascinated with hidden compartments. Maybe it comes from the days of childhood when my sister kept finding my stuff and taking it!

I also tend to hide something inside my work. I figure one day someone will find the stuff and be intrigued by who left this little time capsule for them.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#11 posted 11-13-2007 11:07 PM

I love it! Totally dig the hidden aspect, too. You must have had a great deal of fun with all those flutes.

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