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Secret Compartment question

Barry Irby
I am building a chest of drawers for my grandson.

Considering make the top a lid to a "secret" compartment. Could put a piano hinge across the rear and the lid would open. Trying to figure out how to fasten the front. Thinking of two knobs with
threaded shafts screwing into threaded insert in the top. To access it, open the top drawers and turn the knurled knobs and unscrew the bolts and Lift the lid.

Could eliminate the piano hinge by installing some sturdy table top type hold downs across the rear.

Any better ideas?

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