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AandCstyle

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722 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question hidden compartment design

I have a commission to make a window seat. It will be trapezoidal with the front 106” and the back 64” with an overall depth of 21”. There was a recent thread about secret compartments so I thought I would see if I could make each of the right triangle ends a hidden compartment. My clients are okay either way. My question is whether someone can suggest a good means for hiding them. My initial thought was to make a flat panel that would sit in dados that are overly deep on the top, then the panel could be slid up and tilted out. That works for the top to bottom, but doesn’t address the sides. This is where I am stumped. Any guidance will be greatly appreciated. TIA

-- Art


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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 722 days ago

I would make the removable panesl as you mentioned but keep the sides flush and then add some rare earth magnets to keep it in place until you slide the panel up . Sliding the removable panel up would offset the magnets and release the panel.

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#2 posted 722 days ago

Hi, Greg,
That sounds like a very workable solution. Thank you!

-- Art

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