Wall-hung shelf with hidden drawer, made from reclaimed tongue-and-groove wainscoting
almost all salvaged materials, including the vases
minus the flowers
minus the vases
you can see the satin finish here. it's just a few coats of wax.
and the hidden drawer
because the shop is littered with walnut scraps
piston fit drawer
with a very slight gap between drawer face and wall so it doesn't drag. when pulled out this far it comes to a stop but if you give it a little tug...
...a gratuitous secret compartment
I put a ball catch, which is a spring loaded ball bearing, in the bottom of the case. A notch in the back of the drawer lets it pass smoothly over the ball catch, while a carefully placed double sided ramp passes over the ball catch only with some force. Worked pretty well.