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I made this cherry beside table for my Father In Law after noticing what a mess his CPAP setup was. The design is similar to their existing decor. The front 2/3 of the top lifts in the front for access to the machine while the back 1/3 is fixed for a table lamp. The hose protrudes through the side and the mask hangs on a hook.

I didn't want to waste the back compartment so I made a small box that's hidden up underneath and held captive by one fixed mount and one sliding mount that's captured in a sliding dovetail mortise. I doubt he'll ever use that, but I'm still learning and like to experiment.

The legs were simple with a jig that I finally got to justify.

I'm realizing how terrible I am at taking project pictures. I don't even have a finished photo of this before I delivered it!

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Very nicely crafted, good idea and great job all the way around.
 

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Great idea! I wish I had a table like this when my mother was still alive.
 

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It will help someone feel more normal! Good idea and neat project.
 

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Looks good.
However I would be concerned about the machine overheating without proper airflow around it being contained in the cabinet. Perhaps it would be fine if the cover was left open at night while using it. Then it could be closed during the day to conceal it.
 

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Good point Charles. I could always ask them to check it in the morning to see how hot it is. They've been using it since XMAS and haven't mentioned any problems yet. The hole in the side is larger than the tube, so it's not exactly sealed. But I'll ask…
 

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On the flip side, if they normally use the heater (mine had a heater, I'm guessing that is common), they might be able to leave it turned off…

Good point Charles. I could always ask them to check it in the morning to see how hot it is. They ve been using it since XMAS and haven t mentioned any problems yet. The hole in the side is larger than the tube, so it s not exactly sealed. But I ll ask…

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I'll be getting a CPAP machine this week and I've been thinking of making a nightstand to incorporate the machine.
I was thinking of including a filtered vent to keep out the dog hair.
Your design is very nice.
 

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You know, until I read your comment it never occurred to me to think about airflow. Wow. They haven't mentioned anything to me as to how it's been holding up. I should ask. I wouldn't think you'd need much more than a small foam filter of some sort.
 
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