Hidden Desk Compartment

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What looks like a normal CD rack can be deceiving.

Step 1: Measure Twice Cut Once

As part of this desk I wanted room to store a fair number of CDs, so I bought two CD racks that can each hold 32 CDs. I then created a compartment that could tightly hold the two racks, divided by an oak strip. As the compartment was deeper than the racks, I glued an oak strip on the back so they would only go in until they were flush with the front.

Step 2: Nice Fit With a Bonus Hidden Compartment

I can insert the CD racks, and have a hidden 22" X 8.25" X 2.5" compartment behind the racks for items (such as my mad money) hidden from plain sight.

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    the.texas.trucker

    3 years ago

    I can't help but feel this is a rather dated instructable now. I think I own... 3 CDs now. And I have no clue where they are. lol.

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    MercuryCrest

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is very simple and perfect for just about anyone. I never would have thought of this. You've got my vote!

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