January 23-27, 2017 - Secret Compartment Furniture Design Workshop - $950 ($200 Deposit)

January 23-27, 2017 - Secret Compartment Furniture Design Workshop - $950 ($200 Deposit)


Secret Compartment Furniture Design Workshop

January 23-27, 2017

$950 ($200 Deposit)


Class Description:


Hidden compartments - Just saying those words puts a smile on the face of most woodworkers. There is something magical about a secret space that reveals itself to only the person that knows about it. Since the origins of furniture, hidden compartments have been used for storing valuables, documents, or other important belongings. With modern safes, security by obscurity is no longer commonplace. This class will dive into several ways to design and incorporate hidden compartments into any furniture design. Students will explore some of the history of hidden compartments, and learn methods for designing and creating them. Building a seemingly simple end table, the student can easily adapt it to Mission, Shaker, or contemporary styles. This elegant looking end table is beautiful and functional, yet contains ample hidden storage, and will provide the student with a foundation to add hidden compartments into his or her own designs.


Key Points:

  • Incorporating hidden compartments into any design
  • Properly selecting wood and materials
  • Tricks for making and using a shooting board for fine tuning parts
  • Incorporating simple metalworking with brass
  • The secrets for perfect hand cut dovetails
  • Make perfect piston fit drawers
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