|Forum topic by toddbeaulieu||posted 12-10-2015 03:20 PM||629 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-10-2015 03:20 PM
I’m pretty much finished a beefy, rustic coffee table, but apparently not ready to let it go just yet.
I’m thinking about building a shallow drawer (remotes, books, etc.) that will be hidden up under the table, behind the 5” apron. The idea is to reach up under, grab a handle of sorts and pull down an assembly that houses the drawer, which could then be slid out.
Ignore the layer order of these arms, but the general idea is something like this. This is a cut away view of under the table, as though the table were cut in half length-wise and you’re looking in from the end. The two vertical boards are the front/rear aprons. The top line is the under side of the top. The board that the two upper arms are attached to would be a new front to back block to hold the assembly.
Would probably hold it in the up position with magnets so that a spring wouldn’t constantly be trying to pull it back up. I’d consider specialized hinges if I could find them but so far I’ve come up empty on searches for previous works.
Yes, I like to over-complicate things. If you have any suggestions for a simpler approach I’m all ears.