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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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.
This builder used the bearings from heavy duty caster wheels to create this built-in secret bookcase door.
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.
This Instructables guide shows how to make this wooden floating shelf with a fold down secret compartment underneath.
EHow has a simple tutorial on how to build a concrete underground storm shelter like this one shown.
This article from LifeHacker tells how to create a secret stash compartment in a boonie hat to conceal your valuables on your person.
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 […]
Hollow book diversion safes like this on are easy to make yourself with basic craft supplies.
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 […]