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DIY Under Floor Storage

How to Create Under Floor Storage

This article from the DIY Network shows step-by-step how to remove a section of flooring and install a secret storage cubby below. While this may seem like an exotic feature, it can be done relatively easily in many homes.

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Hidden Compartment for Cash or Papers

DIY Secret Compartment in Pencil

Andrew Salomone over on Instructables.com describes how to create a secret compartment in a standard No.2 pencil. He uses several in-progress photos and details the construction fluently. You need a drill press in order to hollow the pencil, but the rest of the process looks pretty straightforward.

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Secret Storage Compartment Under Top of Homemade Nightstand

DIY Nightstands with Hidden Compartments

This simple homemade nightstand featured by MyDIYHome includes a hidden storage compartment underneath the top. This method uses no hinges or slides and makes it less handy to access contents of the compartment, but also makes it cheap and easy to construct.

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Hidden compartment drawer concealed under bookshelf

How to Make Secret Compartment Furniture

How to Build a Cheap Secret Compartment – Using a magnetic lock and concealed hinges, this tutorial shows you how to make a cheap secret compartment in the base of a bookcase, cabinet or other furniture. The door doesn’t have an obvious handle to open it and can be placed in an inconspicuous location. This […]

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Custom hidden stash compartment built into the wall

DIY Secret Air Vent Wall Stash Safe

This is a simple but brilliant homemade in wall secret stash safe. It consists of an open faced wooden box placed in between the studs of a wall during construction. The box should slide up and down within the studs freely. This method could be modified to use drawer slides if you wanted to make […]

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