2 Hidden Secret Drawers in Highboy

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Project by GaryK posted 01-30-2009 06:23 AM 15249 views 18 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really didn’t want this to get out but here it is anyway.

This is a part of the highboy that I posted before, but showing the secret drawers.

The molding on the top it really hides the space for the drawers very well as you can see in the first picture.
You have to completly remove the middle drawer to access them.

The 4 drawers sides are all Oak, just like the drawers for everything else.
Here are a few more views.




-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 01-30-2009 06:43 AM

I’m thinking of all the heirlooms we’re going to hand down, and who’ll even think to pull them apart to make sure there aren’t treasures hidden inside, especially in drawers behind drawers!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 01-30-2009 06:51 AM

THAT’S neat. Like it a lot, Gary.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-30-2009 06:54 AM

amazing…as [email protected]@@!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 01-30-2009 07:10 AM

Beautiful piece…thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 01-30-2009 07:18 AM

Gary, wow, that is sweet! I’m glad you showed us, but fully understand why you wouldn’t want to.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 01-30-2009 07:40 AM

Cool utilization of wasted space… Great work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#7 posted 01-30-2009 08:10 AM

You never cease to amaze!

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#8 posted 01-30-2009 09:32 AM

Hey….this a masterpiece by a master craftsman!

Great great wonderful job Gary.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 01-30-2009 11:06 AM


Well done, as usual you’ve stunned us.

A quick question, once the centre drawer is removed access is gained to the two nieghbouring drawers, which are otherwise hidden. I am sorry but I cannot see where the third drawer in the cavity comes from?

Tony Ward

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#10 posted 01-30-2009 01:00 PM

Nice work Gary….................I always wanted to make one and have yet to find the time.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 01-30-2009 01:22 PM

you must have really struggled with whether to post this or not…
I appreciate the privilege of getting to these hidden compartments. I think we are going to get lots of ideas as to how to include a secret space in our creations.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#12 posted 01-30-2009 01:46 PM


-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#13 posted 01-30-2009 01:49 PM

very nice work

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#14 posted 01-30-2009 02:11 PM

I could only hope to have learned your skills in my life time. Just beautiful. As mentioned above the use of that space for the drawers is pretty awesome.

What kind of plans did you work from Gary? Or did you draw it up yourself?

Thank you for sharing this.

-- Jerry

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#15 posted 01-30-2009 02:30 PM

Very nice as usual Gary.
As far as the drawers are concerned, a thinking theif would take the whole cabinet.;-)


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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