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Pssst. Over here. Have you read, “It’s a Secret”, the article by Chuck Bender in the November 2009 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine? Many woodworkers have, and they have asked us for more information. (You can read the article here.) So we went straight to the source to see if we could finagle a few more details about secret drawers.

Mr. Bender has agreed to give us more information. He just posted the first of a series of blog entries that will build over the coming months. He plans to post photos and information about a number of the secret drawers and compartments that he’s discovered as he’s worked on antiques. He says, “Not all the secrets will be unique. In fact, some will be rather common, but they will all be interesting.”

I’ve read the first entry (click here to take a look) and I can say the piece is too cool , I have never seen a secret drawer such as this.

– Glen D. Huey

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  • Jonas

    The article was very interesting, and I would really like to read more about secret compartments in future issues.
    When I get to build our new kitchen, there is a good chance that there is going to be some secrets there just for the fun.

  • Shawn

    I totally agree with you. Secret drawers is interesting. I have read the article by Chuck Bender and I’m looking forward to the next article he is preparing. Shawn

  • dave brown

    This is great news Glen. I really enjoyed the article but it left me wanting more explanation and pictures. I finally figured out some things that had me stumped but it took rereading the article three or four times and poring over the pictures to figure out what he was doing. It also took me a few reads to figure out that the Quaker lock was the same thing as the spring lock.

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