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Cedar Chests - Providing You With The Extra Storage Space You Need

It's happened to us at some point in our lives, you know, the messy bedroom that has stuff lying all over the floor. Now, you want to put it all away, you really do, but you can't because you have run out of places to put things. For an easy way to clean up the clutter, turn to lovely cedar chests, one is a great option for putting in any bedroom. The reason why cedar chests are such a fantastic storage option is because of their basic design, which is about three to four feet long, two to three feet wide, and sitting about two to three feet off the ground. One will generally have a lid that latches, revealing a spacious interior that is perfect for stowing away almost anything. So, in that bedroom of yours, you can put one in there and easily store different items including bedding, clothes, shoes, books, magazines, and basically anything that you want to keep out of plain sight. In addition to being a great storage option for the bedroom, cedar chests are also a nice choice for putting in other rooms thro...

 


The Mystery of Hidden Compartments in Desks

The romance and mystery of secret compartments in antique desks surged with the popular movie, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. In the movie, the hero, Benjamin Franklin Gates (played by Nicholas Cage) has to break into the White House to find clues hidden in a secret compartment in the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. A second clue is found in the twin desk at Buckingham Palace. The secret compartments open up with a combination involving how far the other known drawers are pulled out. It is quite elaborate, and appeals to the detective in all of us!An actual finding of valuable documents in an old desk happened in the early 1900's. In 1794, the future 5th president of the United States, James Monroe, purchased a Louis XVI desk that had a secret compartment. James Monroe did not tell anyone about this secret compartment. It wasn't until 1906 when one of Monroe's descendants, a child, damaged the desk. The desk was taken to a cabinet maker to be repaired and the secret compartment was discovered. Inside...

 


Consider a Lift Top Coffee Table

Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes these days, but one of the coolest designs to come about in recent years is the lift top table. Lift top coffee tables do a lot of nifty tricks and are perfect for almost any home. Whether you like to eat dinner in front of the home theater, need a little extra storage or simply want to add a little flexibility to your entertainment options, lift top coffee tables are the answer. That's because these tables offer homeowners a lot of features. First and foremost is additional storage. Once you lift the top, you'll find hidden storage spaces that are easy to get at, allowing you to quickly pull out your favorite board game to play with friends or a blanket to snuggle up to a loved one with. When choosing lift top coffee tables for your home, you want to think about a few things. These tables follow the same basic rules as any other coffee table. They should be no larger than two-thirds the length of a sofa or love seat. They should match the same general style of th...

 




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