Nightstand with Hidden Drawer

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

Sketch and Parts Lists with Exploded View

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

Price: $8.99

Files available for download immediately after you purchase.

What’s Trending in the Kitchen

Star Tribune Cover - What's Trending in Kitchens

Designed & Made was proud to have one of its projects recently featured front and center in the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s article, “What’s trending in the Kitchen?”.

A collaboration with Charlie & Co. and Detail Homes, this kitchen features clean lines for a modern look aesthetic with built-in seating.

View more photos from this home below.

2015 ASID Awards – 1st Place Kitchen

ASID Minnesota Award Winning-Kitchen

Designed & Made Custom Woodworking was excited to be a part of an award-winning team that won 1st Place in the 2015 American Society of Interior Designers Awards in Minnesota. We worked with designer Annie Tropple, Peterson/Keller Architecture, and Hage Homes to create a transitional kitchen within a Lake of The Isles custom home.

View Award, 1st Place Kitchen under 300 Sq. Feet

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Designer: Annie Tropple, Blend Interior Design
Architect: Carl Olson, Peterson/Keller Architecture
Builder: Kerry Hage, Hage Homes
Woodworking: Designed & Made

2015 Luxury Home Remodeling Tour

Custom Kitchen on Upper Saint Dennis in St. Paul

Designed & Made is proud to be a part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Luxury Home Remodeling Tour.

Two Weekends: August 15-16 & 22-23.  Get tickets online by clicking HERE.

This 1950’s mid-century rambler situated in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood underwent a full remodel.  Located at 2065 Upper St. Dennis Rd. the 6,300 square foot house offers custom cabinetry throughout.