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  • My wife and I have been considering getting another dog, our Venus is in Heaven so this will be a great project for another Rott. Thanks!
    By jovanni53, on November 21, 2015


  • Hey, can you explain the Plans to me ( im new to reading plans ) whats the Blue mean on the cut list :) Thank you
    By user_hayes_1747809, on March 26, 2021
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  • You could still use it as a place to park phones, maybe even set up a charging station. I occasionally miss having the phone tethered to the wall, because that way you could at least always find it. Nice little table.
    By yvonneemueller, on March 6, 2016
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  • I made this, came out beautiful. Great instructions too, much thanks.
    By sean7012, on May 28, 2015

  • Great tutorial! Thanks!
    By remicorson, on November 3, 2017

  • The link to these plans is not working.
    By sthorne1221, on February 16, 2018
    • @sthorne1221 the link should be fixed now. Thank you for notifying us!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 16, 2018

  • Where is the tutorial for this item?
    By sthorne1221, on March 31, 2018
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  • This is amazing, what a great starter project for me :)
    By SoCraftySewCreative, on January 26, 2015

  • Can't read cut list to blurry
    By mjpaul4200, on January 27, 2015

  • If you click on the cut list thumbnail it will get larger and you should be able to read just fine.
    By RogueEngineer, on January 29, 2015

  • This seems like an awesome piece to have, and i would love to have it in my room.. But am i mistaken, or wont the the section where the false bottom meets the wall actually be preventing it from Fully opening up.. Because this is supposed to be flush up against the wall correct? Maybe i'm just not looking at it correctly.
    By grantwolter, on February 1, 2015

  • grantwolter: Look at Step 4 to view where the hinge is attached. This set-up will prevent the problem you are concerned about.
    By istuke, on February 2, 2015

  • All great questions. To allow for the recommended 1 1/4 pocket screws - How tick is this wood ?
    By geponu_110547, on February 4, 2015

  • grantwolter: istuke is correct, the hinge point location in fact causes the bottom back corner to swing up and away from the wall. This is good because the hinge is hidden and the side of the shelf seems to butt up against the wall.
    By RogueEngineer, on February 7, 2015

  • geponu_110547: All the wood used has an actual thickness of 3/4".
    By RogueEngineer, on February 7, 2015

  • How far in from the edge should the support arms be placed?
    By spikeb17, on February 10, 2015

  • I can't see the measurements for the location of the friction hinges. Could you please help me out with this? Thank you
    By Pen4956, on February 19, 2015

  • On the "Secret Shelf". A beautiful project with one problem. The small pictures chop off all the important measurements, and the enlargements, which have the measurements, won't print. How about putting all the dimensions on the small pictures so they can be copied?
    By ahorowitz, on February 19, 2015

  • Nice! I can see having these all over my house.
    By yvonneemueller, on February 21, 2015

  • Just looking at the cut list....if you rip 1/8" off of the 10" width, wouldn't that be 9-7/8". Just wondering if that is a typo or the actual length?
    By Mstripling13, on February 23, 2015

  • @spikeb17 The support arms should be placed 1" in from the edge of the top. Sorry I didn't realize I left that off until after I posted this.
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • @Pen4956 If you click on the picture it will expand and you should be able to see the measurements. If you would like the printable PDF of these plans head on over to http://rogueengineer.com/diy-secret-shelf-plans/
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • @ahorowitz Unfortunately that is one of the limitations of this platform however, if you would like the printable PDF of these plans head on over to http://rogueengineer.com/diy-secret-shelf-plans/
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • thanks @yvonneemueller@gmail.com
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • @Mstripling13 a 1x10 nominal board is actually 3/4" x 9-1/4"
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • Cool project . This will be a great present for my Sister.
    By Nicoya77, on March 18, 2015

  • If I wanted to increase the length of this shelf by 10" inches and make it out of maple would the friction hinges still work? Also I am assuming for mounting that I would want to hit 3 studs?
    By Shnake, on October 25, 2017

  • Can you use a different type of friction hinge or does it only have to be the curved friction hinge? Just curious because I’ve read many poor reviews about the curved friction hinge. Thanks.
    By Eagle04, on December 30, 2017

  • What size friction hinge and piano hinge did u use?

    By Hailmaximus, on February 12, 2021

  • Is there an estimated weight that the hidden shelf can hold?
    By MrJaxun, on February 15, 2021
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  • Pretty cool, thanks for sharing. :)
    By MintyFr, on December 12, 2014


  • Nice! Would make a great gift.
    By Wgc41102, on December 15, 2014

  • Very nice!
    By Logan, on January 16, 2015

  • Love this! Thanks for sharing your pattern.
    By chabias, on April 12, 2015

  • Sweet! ... on my 2Do list now ... tysm
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

  • Where do you buy the bottle opener; I'd like to get some to make this project!?
    By Mike Mercer, on November 16, 2015

  • Where do you buy the bottle opener; I'd like to get some to make this project!?
    By Mike Mercer, on November 16, 2015

  • Home Depot and Menards both sell bottle openers. I'm working on this with a few alterations right now and bought the bottle opener for mine @ Home Depot
    By CrystalRae, on December 2, 2015
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