Capone Bar

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Project by jrpull posted 05-06-2013 03:27 PM 1831 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little piece of furniture I built in school, I am in Cabinetry and woodworking technology at college. I am 47 years old and really enjoying school this time around!! This is a neat little cabinet that has a hidden compartment to hide the liquor in and the story is it was designed for Al Capone in the days of prohibition. I made it out of Okoumé and stained with classic walnut.

-- Walnut Junky

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 10:14 PM

Definately intriguing, but I’m having trouble figuring out where the hidden area is, and how to access it (I guess thats the point right?) Could you provide more details on the mechanics? Really nice job!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 01:26 AM

Great looking bar/end table! I too am having trouble figuring out where the hidden compartment is, but that’s part of its charm, right?

I bet it’s a great conversation piece at your parties, and a great place to stash your liquor between them!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 05-09-2013 12:08 AM

Great piece of furniture and little bit of history. Maybe you could post a picture of the storage space. I love hidden compartments, shhh we will keep it a secret.

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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#4 posted 05-09-2013 02:00 PM

Fine looking cabinet! Great design, build and finish. I am also interested about the hidden compartment.

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#5 posted 05-10-2013 07:46 PM

The actual hidden part is the glass and bottle rack you see sitting on top. This is built in and when closed (or not in view) it looks like the back of the cabinet or I guess the better description is it is the back and it slides up manually when you slide the top forward. There is a false back when you open the door and look in you see just a normal panel similar to the door. When I get a chance I will post a few more pictures as well as the drawings for it.

-- Walnut Junky

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#6 posted 04-26-2014 03:45 PM

Have you had a chance to post those plans/drawings?
I would be very interested in seeing them. I could send you my email address so you can email me the plans directly.

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