To me the perfect compartment has to be easily accseible so you can get to it in a rush and over the years ive found that the best ones are hidden in front of people (seriously...right under peoples noses always works best)
The lamp works really well because its simple and it can sit in the view of everyone and personally ive always wondered why this space isnt used anyway..??
Ive entered this instructable in the secret compartment contest and id really appreciate a vote.;)
What you need
-fabric bag or sock
Step 1: Choosing the Lamp
The cheap ceramic lamps are perfect for this..! there hollow, there cheap and they look and work perfect.
I got mine for a fiver in a pound shop and that included the shade so I was sold..! :)
Step 2: Check What You Have
This also worked perfectly for the project.
Step 3: The Cover
The glue on pad was tacky so the pad was easy to take on and off again.
if its not on yours just get some self adhesive velcro straps :)
Cut them to the size you need and make sure its hidden..also make sure the lamp sits level..you dont want a bend lamp.! that would look odd..:)
If your lamp doesnt even have a foam cover just remove whatever it does have and cut up some foam and just use the velcro.! :)
Step 4: The Compartment
The edges of the hole in the bottom of the lamp are a little rough, you could file it off and smooth it out but I didnt see the need.
Check out the inside of the lamp clean it if you need to but I doubt you will.:)
The cable runs through the lamp but just push it to the side and out of the way.
Step 5: Your Secret Stash
Step 6: The Bag
If you dont have one just put it in a sock it would pretty much work the same.:)
Step 7: Put It in the Bag
Again make sure it fits through the gap at the bottom of the lamp.
Step 8: Wrap It
Again it reduces the rattle that could give it away.:)
Use some string or like I did an elastic band to wrap it uo tight.
If your using the sock just do the same thing.. (use a clean one.!)
Step 9: Stash Your Goods
Step 10: Place the Lamp
Or if its new just put it somewhere and your done.:)
Just a word of advice if its new leave it a while before putting your stash in it.
People are usually drawn to new things and more than likely they pick it up and check it out.:/ so wait till the newness wares off then stash the goods..:)
Hope you enjoyed the instructable and if its not to much hassle i would appreciate a vote in the secret compartment contest.:)