I'm looking to build a small (3" deep with a 8"x2" face) drawer in my
games table to hold some checkers, and some dice. I want the drawer
front to be flush with the side of the table with no handles or
holes. To open the drawer, one would push in the drawer, and the
drawer would pop open. When you close the drawer after that, the
drawer would lock into place (kind of like the end of a bic pen).
The problem is the hardware to do this. I have to date only found one
such locking mechanism at Lee-Valley. Unfortunately, the spring is
far to strong, and the force required to close the drawer might tip
over the table. Does anyone know where to get such hardware?
Failing that, I would even go through the trouble of making my own
(I can work with small bits of metal, so I could make it if I had a
design) -- the problem with that is I don't have a design...
I would appreciate any help anyone can offer.
I want a drawer whose face is flush with the table side, and