Innovation is a common theme at Designed and Made. The goal of this project was to take a common household item — in this case a nightstand — and incorporate custom features that make the furniture piece unique, and truly custom.
This nightstand with a hidden drawer features burl veneer inlays behind a CNC-machined walnut face with gold leaf trim that accentuates the detail.
“Mike Prom and I were able to build on the knowledge we gained on the original hidden drawer project to create a simpler hidden drawer mechanism with less parts that is easier to build,” said Brian Grabski.
The nightstand features:
- CNC-machined walnut face
- Burl veneer inlays
- Gold leaf details on the trim
Built into the nightstand is a hidden drawer. To access the drawer, you pull on a lever hidden behind the frame of the top drawer. This activates a spring which pushes the hidden drawer out. The beauty of the spring is threefold; it’s inexpensive and readily available, it can easily be replaced, and the tension keeps the hidden drawer closed until it’s activated.
Buy the Plans
Take a look behind the scenes at the drawings and sketches used to create this project. Includes:
- Preliminary shop sketches of the drawer locking mechanism
- CAD drawings in PDF format
- Specifications and Dimensions for Components
Files available for download immediately after you purchase.