|Project by DanoP||posted 02-11-2012 05:39 AM||17696 views||22 times favorited||14 comments|
Here’s a small (~6×3 x 4 in) jewelry box I made for my wife for valentines day (I plan on filling it with chocolates – box of chocolates…) anyway, it’s made from nice figured maple and jatoba for the panels, trimmed with avocado, with drawers of poplar and Spanish cedar. Finished with wipe on poly.
Here’s the trick. The pulls on the drawer are held in place with strong neo. magnets. Plenty strong enough to stay in place while opening the drawer but with a little twist, off they come. Place them on the side of the box and they stick to small magnets attached to locking bars within the side panels. Slide them up, the bars come up with them and allow the hidden drawer to open.
The locking bars can be seen in the last picture. The slots that lock the hidden drawer can be seen in the fifth photo.
I’ve seen a lot of hidden drawers in projects on this and other sites but nothing quite like this. Has anyone else seen this type of hidden latch? Is it possible I’ve come up with an original idea?
Thanks for looking – it was a fun build.
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