Woman's Shoe Cabinet With a Secret!!!

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$1000
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I was asked to make a Shoe Cabinet for a wedding anniversary. They wanted a lot of storage space and something extra. Well? You know those shoe cabinets from IKEA? The ones where the drawers fold out and down? That's what they wanted. Plus a secret compartment for valuables. Check out the video I made for the finished project (it's a promo). I also wrote the music for the video. Is it way over the top maybe? Let me know...
Check out my promo video. I also wrote the music for it...
Shoe Storage Cabinet
Shoe Storage Cabinet
The Shoe Cabinet was made with birch plywood. The stain is a dark brown with hints or red that show when the light shines on the piece. The clear protective coat is a water based poly in satin.
3 drawers with 3 racks each (adjustable)
3 drawers with 3 racks each (adjustable)
You open the drawers by pulling towards you and down. This cabinet comes with 3 drawers where you can store your shoes. Each drawer has 3 adjustable levels for maximum space.
Adjust shelves to fit the most shoes
Adjust shelves to fit the most shoes
Here's a close look at the inside of the drawer and the shoe basket. You can adjust the shelves to accommodate different shoe heights and sizes. Let me show you another view before we move on to the top drawer and secret compartment...
Premium Hinges
Premium Hinges
This is how they open up. I also added premium drawer pulls ( pictured above).
Let's move on...
Top Drawer
Top Drawer
The top drawer is a normal one. It just opens up like any cabinet or dresser would. Inside there's a magnetic key that will give us access to the secret compartment! Let's open it...
Magnetic key opens a secret compartment
Magnetic key opens a secret compartment
The key is held in place inside the top drawer. There's a corresponding magnetic lock on the very top of this furniture. You place the key on the invisible lock and it opens the secret compartment. You would not even know it was there by just looking. So let's look inside...
Secret Compartment
Secret Compartment
Here's the secret compartment! You can see the magnetic lock from the inside. However, closed and locked, it's impossible to tell there's a hiding place. This is a great spot to store your jewelry and valuables.
Hiding place with secret lock
Hiding place with secret lock
Here's another look at the lock and how this opens...
Full view all compartments open
Full view all compartments open
Here's how it looks with all the drawers and secret compartment open. There's so much room here for shoes and items up top! I hope you enjoyed my project and hope it gives you some inspiration!! Catch you next time...

Women's Shoe Cabinet with Secret Compartment
Women's Shoe Cabinet with Secret Compartment
Women's Shoe Cabinet with Secret Compartment.

Suggested materials:

  • Birch Plywood  (local lumberyard)
  • Euro hinges  (Home Depot)
  • Drawer pulls  (Home Depot)
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  • Susie
    on May 27, 2017

    Would loved to have seen actual shoes in it. How many pairs does it hold?
  • N. G. Londonderry
    on May 28, 2017

    How many pairs of shoes will fit in this very expensive but well made shoe cabinet?
  • Alisa Lyles
    on May 28, 2017

    Did you build the dresser and if so how do I get the plans to build the whole dresser ? Or did you convert a dresser ? Either way is there anyway to get the building plans with all the instructions and measurements
    • Alisa Lyles
      on May 29, 2017

      well it's a gorgeous and very impressive dresser and sorry you didn't make any plans.

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