Hidden Lock Night Stand

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Project by Woodpecker23 posted 08-31-2015 02:24 AM 999 views 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a night stand that I had from a neighbor just build her a basic night stand to put her breathing machine on at night! So I had a few ideas running through my head and she has a few people in her house that like to dig through her stuff a lot so I wanted to come up with something that should could actually use as more then a stand for her machine. And as my wife always says when someone asks me to make something simple and basic she just chuckles and says “he cant do basic”!

So, I came up with this idea to have a sort of locking hidden cubby, but since the client really doesn’t have a whole lot of money I decided just use some of the scrap I had in the garage. I have seen a few different versions of this around and decided to give it a try.

As you can see in the 3rd picture there is a little hole that you can insert the inside of a pen or a tooth pick. I used some scrap metal around the garage I bent up and shaped to make my inside spring and latch. You can see in the last picture how the pen pushes the spring forward and releases as the top is lifted.

In the end it worked out great and the client actually teared up a bit when she picked it up.

-- measure once, cut twice...swear repeatedly

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