Has anyone built hidden compartment furniture?

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Scotia902
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Has anyone built hidden compartment furniture?

Post by Scotia902 » Thu May 21, 2020 3:09 pm

I’m wondering if anyone here has built hidden compartment gun storage.

I’d like to build a side table/night stand with a hidden compartment for a pistol.

I’ve found plenty of examples for stand plans. But I’m looking for a good source for gas struts that will open quickly.
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geokr084
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Re: Has anyone built hidden compartment furniture?

Post by geokr084 » Fri May 22, 2020 9:18 am

I get mine from McMaster-Carr but just Google “gas struts” and you’ll come up with a bunch of suppliers.
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C wordLover
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Re: Has anyone built hidden compartment furniture?

Post by C wordLover » Fri May 22, 2020 8:58 pm

I do lots of woodwork and furniture repair. If you are doing a compartment with some sort of latch or push button or pressure release I would go with springs instead of gas. They can be tuned for whatever speed you want, and give you more options with doors and hinges. Let me know if you have other questions, I’m always interested in new projects
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