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Forum topic by tjbisme posted 09-08-2017 06:02 PM 644 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-08-2017 06:02 PM

My idea for this project is to make a small box. After the box is made, I want to attach it to an ottoman in our basement on the underside of the furniture. Essentially this box will store my remotes for the TV and will be hidden from view on the underside of the ottoman. I know I could make the box a drawer, and cut a hole in the ottoman to put the drawer in, but I feel as though I’d have a hard time getting that past my wife!

I’ve been looking for hinges like this

These hinges allow the desk to rise up and go forward or backwards depending on how they are mounted. What I would do is attach these to the side of the box, and then mount on the underside of the ottoman, thus providing me a way to grab the box, pull it down and have it come forward showing me the remotes inside.

I’m wondering if there is a better way to do this? Do they make hinges similar to what is above only smaller, or a different type of hinge? Either way, I just thought I’d throw this out there and see if any of you experts could help me out.

Thanks in advance!
Trevor Bensen

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#1 posted 09-09-2017 05:25 AM

If you can mount those hinges under the ottoman, I don’t see why you could not mount a drawer under the ottoman in the same place. What you need to get the drawer out from under the bottom are over-extension slides, which allow the back of the drawer to move out beyond the position of the front of the drawer when in its closed position. Some of these slides allow 200% extension, so if 12” slides are used, the drawer can be pulled out by 24”.

Sorry, the examples that I found are from an Australian site, but I doubt you would struggle to find them elsewhere:

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