I needed somewhere to stash my bread and jelly from any despicable guests wanting to plunder my food cache for the winter.
So I hatched this idea in disparity and worry in fear that every moment I wasted was a moment closer to losing my precious whole grain wheat bread.
I used an old wooden crate and leftover cardboard from a moving project.
Feel free to substitute the cardboard for scrap wood as I scrounged up my materials in haste.
Step 1: Stuff You Need:
-Hot Glue Gun
Step 2: Measurements
Step 3: Cutting Out the Supports
Step 4: Securing Corner Supports
Remember that not very much glue is needed, as the structural integrity of the cardboard piece itself will hold all the weight, not the glue. So feel free to substitute anything sticky here if your hot glue turned cold. I'd recommend some gum if you have any, otherwise this could be left unattached but I imagine the cover will fall in on itself when it is moved, thus destroying the precious cargo inside.
Step 5: Cutting Out the Supports (Contd)
I measure out a 4x4 block of cardboard and repeated this step until I reach the necessary height.
Step 6: Securing Middle Support
Step 7: Fabricating the Cover
If you're using cardboard remember to choose a nice sturdy piece, otherwise add extra support to the cover in an event of a cave-in.
When a cave-in does occur remember cut your losses and destroy any remaining supports to prevent further damage.
If, however, a loaf of Whole Grain Bread was inside said cave, send in 3 teams of 10 expert miners to simultaneously remove said rubble and salvage any or all pieces of said delectable delight.
Step 8: Fabricating Cover Handle
But if you're feeling cynical don't add a handle and allow for the cover to be completely flushed with the inside of the crate.
If you do this you will not be able to reach your hidden joy and will be deemed an un-honest liar for the rest of your pitiful life.
Step 9: Hide Away Your Precious Grain and Build the Facade
I'd appreciate if you'd vote for me in the Secret Compartments & Doors Contest
Have a great day-