Ever since I first laid eyes on a piece of chunky IKEA furniture, I've wanted to turn its hollow innards into a super secret hiding spot. I first tried (and failed) to make a trap door in the top and then leg of a Lack Side Table
, but it is virtually impossible to make a clean cut without irreparably wrecking the clean lines. I then decided to purchase the small Lack Shelf
(10$) which provides a hidden backside into which I could access the hollow interior. This project worked out better than expected with several accessories that amplify the spy geek factor (Neodymium-magnet keys hidden in antique razor tins, and an alarm system harvested from a musical birthday card). Check out the video below which shows how it works.