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I built 2 floating nightstands and decided to add a secret lock to the top drawers. I could not find anything online that seemed adequate so I designed one myself. It only costs $3 to make and can be added to the top drawer of any nightstand or dresser. It uses a hinge pin to catch the back of the drawer and a 1/2 cylinder neodymium magnet($2.50) to raise the hinge pin which allows the drawer to be opened. I created a youtube video to explain how it works and how to build it.

http://http://youtu.be/Wwtn-o2AgoA?list=UUb1ApQKYmJ-irJvqh21SDRw
 

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I built a secret compartment in a jewelry box for a customer that released the rear of the box. It required a click pen, a 5/8X1 1/2" mending bracket and a push pin.
 

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That is pretty neat. I have incorporated secret compartments in most of the furniture I have built and have used this technique before.
 

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Usually any idea I ever think of has already been thought of by someone else. I was just surprised to not find it online already.
 

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Usually any idea I ever think of has already been thought of by someone else. I was just surprised to not find it online already.
When I was in the military and later gvt contractor part of my job was hiding things in stuff. I learned plenty of techniques and tricks;)
 

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Now you just need the magnet in the base of a lamp or a book to slide over the lock. That way you don't lose it....
 
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