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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

Picture of materials
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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)
 
pattiemelt4 months ago

Great idea! These sell for about $300 & up ready-made here http://tacticalwalls.com/product-category/shelves/

I think I'm going to make my own & customize them instead!

CharlieJ24 months ago

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.

dalovedr3 years ago
Awesome on so many levels!
you should name it "Porn Stash Shelf".
hahah this is great!
This is awesome. I'm going to have to make this.
FrozenIce3 years ago
epic!!
MicioGatta3 years ago
Great! Wonderful idea.
l8nite3 years ago
that is a really neat idea ! nicely done instructable as well
StoryAddict3 years ago
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.