Art Deco TV Table #15: Hidden Handles (Pulls)

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Blog entry by newTim posted 12-21-2015 04:23 AM 1653 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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How do you open this darn thing? Well the handles are built in to the ribs. Or the ribs have built in handles. I guess it is just a leap of faith that if you reach for what looks like a handle or a pull there will be enough room underneath to fit your fingers.

As usual, let’s start at the end. Or near the end. This is where we want to end up. Notice the bottom drawer is twice the height of each of the top three. Lots of storage in this thing.

I used the same router bit to cut a short groove on both the drawer front and the back (or inside) of the rib. I cut the drawers upside down and used small bar clamps to serve as handles for the ribs to maintain positive control and for safety.

I found out I really didn’t have to cut as deep as I did into the drawer fronts and could have cut the grooves lower down the front to give the fingers more room, but is they are, the work real good. No complaints so far.

Next time we’ll tackle the holly inlay.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 12-21-2015 04:56 AM

This is coming along very nicely Tim.
Going to be a sweet piece of deco decor.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 12-21-2015 10:23 AM

Looking good. I appreciate that you put this much work into the project!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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