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This shelf was inspired by the "lack" shelf you can buy at Ikea. I have many of them and really like how minimal they are, but since they are basically a box hanging on the wall i didn't like the waste of "inner space". So to solve that problem i incorporated a bottom that opens to reveal a small storage compartment. this entire project was made at the TechShop Detroit, check it out here http://techshop.ws/

to make this shelf you will need the following:
tools:
-chop saw
-drill
-screwdriver
-hammer
-chisel
-pliers
-sander

materials:
-wood (i used a 6'x12" pine board)
-2 cabinet hinges
-wood glue
-small finishing nails
-1' length small chain
-4 screw in eyelets
-magnetic cabinet latch
-2 heavy duty keyhole picture hangers
-paint of your choice(or leave wood finish)

Step 1: materials

again here are all the materials i used (and some i didn't)

materials:
-wood (i used a 6'x12" pine board)
-2 cabinet hinges
-wood glue
-small finishing nails
-1' length small chain
-4 screw in eyelets
-magnetic cabinet latch
-2 heavy duty keyhole picture hangers
-paint of your choice(or leave wood finish)
<p>Great idea! These sell for about $300 &amp; up ready-made here <a href="http://tacticalwalls.com/product-category/shelves/" rel="nofollow">http://tacticalwalls.com/product-category/shelves/</a> </p><p>I think I'm going to make my own &amp; customize them instead!</p>
<p>I love this, but I think I would add some crown molding to the finished product to make it look a little nicer and less like a box. </p>
Awesome on so many levels!
you should name it &quot;Porn Stash Shelf&quot;. <br>
hahah this is great!
This is awesome. I'm going to have to make this.
epic!!
Great! Wonderful idea.
that is a really neat idea ! nicely done instructable as well
This would be a great idea for an entryway or something so you can stash your keys or random pocket objects and not have to look at them if you don't want.

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