The November difficulty of Well-liked Woodworking Journal
simply mailed to subscribers, and it’s dwell now in our on-line
retailer. There’s a variety of nice content material on this difficulty (the
marketing campaign Danish trendy dresser is a beautiful piece, and one I
hope to make sometime), however the article I hold pondering again to
includes a secret – or, relatively, a couple of secrets and techniques.
In “Artwork of Concealment,” Matthew Dworman reveals readers easy methods to
make a Shaker-style aspect desk with hidden compartments. I’m
not a devious particular person within the least – my poker face is just good
at shedding me cash – and I don’t personal any valuables price hiding
(I hocked my Hope Diamond some years again), however the thought of
secret areas actually speaks to the 10-year-old boy I used to
see within the mirror.
Like many children, I cherished secret areas. I by no means missed
a possibility to assemble labyrinthine front room tunnels
from bins, sofa cushions and blankets, secret kingdoms of
which I used to be the ruler and sole inhabitant (till my youthful
sister stormed the gates, which she at all times did). Certainly one of my
fondest childhood reminiscences is clearing an area at the back of
my closet, hauling in a lamp and spending many hours of a wet
Saturday afternoon studying Detective Comics. And now
that I’m a mother or father, I watch with delight as my eldest baby
transforms her closet right into a “studying nook,” crammed full with
POP figures, books and piles of comics.
You’re by no means too outdated for secret areas. Think about your folks’
faces after they praise your new Shaker desk and also you pop
open the aspect to disclose…properly, what you cover in there may be as much as
you, however they’ll be delighted to see it.
Dworman’s enterprise, QLine Design, focuses on
customized furnishings with hidden compartments, and he even builds
secret passageways, similar to bookcases that perform as doorways.
Secret passageways – I’m tempted, I actually am. I’m
fairly behind on my Batman comics.