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Adding a Hidden Compartment - Woodworking Project

Adding a Hidden Compartment - Woodworking Project
Adding a Hidden Compartment The current issue of Woodsmith (No. 127) features a drawer with a hidden compartment that's built into the back of the drawer. But there's more than one way to do this. In fact, adding a hidden compartment is a lot easier than you might think. A while back when I was working on some pigeon hole dividers for a desk, I added a simple hidden compartment behind one of the drawers, see photo. This hidden compartment (really just a "stubby" drawer) fits the opening exactly, so you can't see any gaps around the edges. To open the compartment, you have to know exactly where to push. There's really nothing difficult about building the compart- ment, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First of all, this won't work in every situation. And when building the compartment, it's best to start with the front piece, see Fig. 2. Have a great weekend, Jon Garbison Online Editor, Woodsmith

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Woodworking with Rob Millard As I said in an earlier entry, I was somewhat shocked that despite careful joinery the cases were quite flimsy. I guess I shouldn’t have been so shocked, because the sides are comparatively thin, as are the drawer blades, meaning the tenons are short and have no shoulders to speak of to resist racking. With that in mind, before any fitting of the drawers or doors could begin, the backs had to be made and installed. A Place to Call ‘Hone’ When I think of all the things that improved my sharpening skills, two things loom large. No. 1 is practice, of course, but close behind that is a dedicated sharpening tray. About 14 years ago I built a shallow tray from scrap plywood, nails and glue. No fancy joinery, no water-resistant materials and no finish. The tray sat beside my bench and contained all my sharpening mess, keeping it off my workbench and project parts.

Construction Management Schools Do you have a love for woodworking? Having a husband that loves working in the garage and two sons in woodshop at school, I decided to put this list of sites together to help them as well as help others. From the novice to the advanced, if you are looking for some tips and tricks, design ideas, or just want to see what others are doing, this list has what you are looking for. These sites are not listed in any order other than by general topic. 1. Acorn House Workshop – Having started by building some bookshelves and dining table for the new house, this woodworking hobbyist has since turned out some very fine pieces of work.

Custom Furniture and Cabinetry in Boise, Idaho by J. Alexander Fine Woodworking Welcome to the first in a series of posts in our Woodworking 101 category. Today we will look at the most basic skill all woodworkers have to learn and master, joinery techniques. As you will see below, there are dozens of different ways to join two pieces of wood together. Each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Box Joint The box joint, also called a finger joint, connects two boards at the corners. Contemporary Bookcase - Projects - American Woodworker - StumbleUpon Fresh, clean lines, simple, strong construction, and a design you can modify to fit any room. By Randy Johnson The credo of many great 20th century architects was “Form Follows Function.” And for this bookcase, it certainly does. The strong shelves are supported in a straightforward fashion by equally strong uprights. No decoration, no superfluous details, not even a back to mar its perfect geometry.

Repaint your kitchen cabinets without stripping or sanding, with... Disclosure: Rust-Oleum paid for my transportation, lodging and food to attend this special event in New Orleans, where I could test this new product and hear directly from their company experts. There was no promise of news coverage. Opinions are my own. Repainting your kitchen cabinets has historically been one of the most thankless home renovation projects.

AW Extras 4/17/14 - Simple Kitchen Upgrades - Woodworking Projects Pull-Out Trash Drawer Whoever decreed that the trash can goes under the sink got it wrong.With plumbing in the way,there’s no space for a good-size can. Plus who likes to bend over and reach into the cabinet? Here’s a great alternative: In one cabinet,replace the shelves with a simple trash can holder mounted on drawer slides.By attaching the existing cabinet door to the front of the pull-out unit,you create a convenient trash drawer. Fig.C and the photos at right show how to build the unit.

Modern Bookshelves: 25 Very Creative Designs We used to think that the emergence of the Internet will make books obselete. However, since this has not been the case, we therefore continue to need bookshelves to store our collection of books. In this roundup, we will showcase the 25 modern bookshelves, which are not only creative and interesting but very functional as well. Make This - Retro Modern Wood&Clock - Luxe DIY - How Did You Make This? - StumbleUpon Throughout most of history, everything was made by hand. When manufacturing got involved, specialized details like curved wood started to die out. With new technologies like laser cutting it’s practical to add details back in, like the 1930′s influenced curves on this desk clock. This project was made with a laser cut structure that was covered in wood veneer by hand. The power tools I used included a computer and dremel (and really, the dremel was optional.)

Getting screws to hold in end grain Because wood is relatively weak perpendicular to its grain, screws don't hold that well when screwed into the end grain. This firstly because the thread has a harder time cutting into the grain fro the side, and also because what it does grab shears out more easily, as the shear is cross-grain. Wood screws do, however, hold extremely well in cross grain. So the trick to making screws really hold in the end of a piece of wood is to give them a bit of cross-grained wood to bite into. Miter Joint Corner Clamp Gluing a miter joint is a challenge . There just isn't an easy way to clamp it. The store-bought clamps I've tried in the past didn't always pull the joint together. So I came up with a shop-built corner clamp that uses wedges to push (or press) the mitered pieces in place.

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