Secret button box

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Project by Maxx posted 11-12-2010 07:46 AM 2265 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The idea for this one is from a project I saw here – sorry LJs -I’ve forgotten who posted it. The drawer has no pull and is held in by a couple of magnets in the back. You open the drawer by pushing on the ‘button’ above the drawer. That moves a lever which pops the drawer out.
The wood is tulip poplar – very nice color, fairly easy to work with. I turned the small dowel that I used for the button. The bottom part is just a bandsaw drawer. I cut the drawer so that it will not pull all the way out from the front (I’d love to say I did that on purpose). But that keeps the mystery of the box. You can’t pull the drawer out to see how it works. If I come across the project where I got the idea, I’ll post the link. Natural stain, three coats of poly/thinner, sanding in between. I just love this piece…it might not make it to the next craft fair! Thanks for taking a look.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#1 posted 11-12-2010 09:53 AM

Maybe this one from dustbunny:


-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 12:08 PM

Nice looking box..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 02:14 PM

I love this little gem. It’s cool to see so many different kinds of wood on these projects.

-- curious woodworker

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 03:07 PM

Very kool idea. Grandkids would really get a kick outta something like this. Nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 06:03 PM

Very cool. I like drawers with secret compartments or secret buttons. I’m doing one as well with magnets that I saw on here.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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