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08-26-2012 09:58 PM

I have recently taken an interest in furniture with secret compartments and am wondering if anybody here knows of a good book or web site with pictures descriptions and the like. I know I have seen several posts here on furniture with false panels and the like. In my case I am thinking about designing something and am looking for some inspiration beyond the usual false bottomed box.

This is why I am thinking reference materials will come in handy.


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#1 posted 08-26-2012 10:41 PM

Here is a great video.

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 02:28 AM

There are a number of links included in this thread.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/5445

HTH

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 03:17 PM

Here is one that I designed. It is a false top panel inside a cabinet. It locks with a steel nail inside a drilled hole. The hole is loose enough that if you hoover over the top side of the cabinet with a magnet you hear a click, the pin pulls up and unlocks the compartment.

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 03:59 PM

Nicely hidden! Did you have any reference before learning the skills of creating hidden compartments?

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 04:38 PM

I built a hidden drawer into my daughter's dvd shelf
That was a fun project to work on. One of these days I will make two more for my youngers daughters.

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 01:52 PM

I remember reading about it in fine woodworking. Christian Becksvoort has an article about secret compartments in one of the online articles. There are many ways to disguise them. I especially enjoy the ones that are in eyes view. The secret is sitting right in front of you but you have no idea it’s there. It does that quite a bit of planning while you are designing.

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 02:00 PM

Do you have the link for those articles that Christian Becksvoort wrote?

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 02:19 PM

Try this.

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#9 posted 08-29-2012 03:04 PM

Thanks Art!

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#10 posted 08-29-2012 06:41 PM

In the latest copy of Popular Woodworking is a nice looking entry way table with a hidden drawer. Check it out.

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#11 posted 09-08-2012 03:57 AM

Defiantly some good ones here I have really been enjoying the reads, and learning about the different methods involved.

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#12 posted 09-09-2012 08:00 PM

If your still interested, I was reading some of my old Fine Woodworking mags and they did a write up on secret compartments. I am heading to the shop now so I will get the issue number for ya…..

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